By Jordan Ingram
Main Line Life Sportswriter
Sources say that Conestoga’s Jake Cohen is strongly considering making a verbal commitment to either Davidson, Stanford University, or an unnamed college for basketball.
Two weeks ago the 6-foot-10 center planned to accept a basketball scholarship to Stanford but first had to wait to be academically admitted to the prestigious Pac-10 school. While he awaited confirmation from the Stanford, Cohen kept his recruitment open and made an official visit to Davidson University.
According to sources, the 2008 Main Line Player of the Year liked the school and was strongly considering playing alongside Stephen Curry. Davidson boasted a 20-plus game winning streak en route to winning the Southern Conference (SoCon) and making an NCAA Elite 8 appearance. The team’s also graduated former Shipley star Boris Meno who’s currently playing professionally in his native France.
If he joins the Stanford Cardinals, Cohen will join new head coach, former Philadelphia 76ers assistant Johnny Dawkins. The team also graduated big men Brook and Brock Lopez who were 2008 NBA Draft selections.
By signing to Stanford, Cohen would be the first Main Line basketball player to sign with a Pac-10 program since Friends’ Central guard Mustafa Shakur.
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