GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - 1 year ago, Seymour native Sandy Cohen was making his Phoenix debut after sitting out following a transfer from Marquette. Now? He's Green Bay's unquestioned leader.
“You know, just another year in this system of playing with my team a little bit longer,” Cohen said. “It all plays a role in my comfortability on the court and I've come a long way from a year ago.”
Cohen has scored 20 or more points in 3 of his last 4 games as conference play picks up.
“He has been playing real well,” Phoenix coach Linc Darner said. “I told him the other day that we needed him to start looking to get 22 to 25 points per night, and rebound a few more, and get a few more assists. Everybody thinks I'm crazy, but with the way we play and how good he is, I think he could do that.”
Just how impactful has Cohen been? Well, he is the only player in the entire nation to lead his team in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks. While that's great for Cohen, the team could use more balance. At least in one category.
“I think it's a real good thing, but I wish we could get a few guys to get more rebounds,” Darner said. “That has been one of our weaknesses. You know, but he is the type of player that I thought at the beginning of the year that could lead us in all those categories.”
“It just shows my versatility as a player,” Cohen said. “I can do a little bit of everything, and right now I am doing everything at a high level. So hopefully and I can keep improving and keep rolling.”
With stats so stellar, there's only one big area to improve.
“I would like to get better personally with my shooting percentage,” Cohen said. “Hopefully my goal is to get into the 40-50-90 club. 90 from free throw, 40 from three point line, and 50 from the field.”