Dwayne Cohill signs with Dayton Men’s Basketball
DAYTON (UD Athletics) – University of Dayton men’s basketball coach Anthony Grant has announced that Dwayne Cohill has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Flyers.
“We're really excited about the addition of Dwayne Cohill to the Dayton basketball family,” Grant said. “Having a chance to get to know Dwayne and his family, I think foremost he's a great young man from a great family who will fit really well into our campus community.”
A 6-foot-2, 175 pound guard from Holy Name High School in Parma Heights, Ohio, Cohill is a consensus Four-Star and Top 100 prospect. He led Holy Name to a 23-4 record in 2016-17 and its second regional appearance in three years. A versatile guard, he averaged 22.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.5 steals per game as a junior and shot 35 percent from three-point range.
“I think he’s a great ‘get’ for us as basketball player”, Grant added. “He brings the skill set that gives him the ability to be able to play multiple positions. He’s effective with the ball in his hands and off the ball. I think he's a guy whose whole career has been all about team -- all about winning. He's a culture guy in terms of what he represents.
“We think we're getting a great addition – a great young man and a great family so we're really excited to have him become a Flyer.”
Cohill was the only junior on last year’s Cleveland.com All-Stars First Team. He was the Northeast Lakes District Division II Player of the Year last season, and one of only two juniors named First Team All-Ohio.
With more than 1,600 points scored in his high school career, Cohill is already Holy Name’s all-time leading scorer. He chose the Flyers over schools from the Big Ten, the Big XII and the ACC.
Dayton was 24-8 overall, and Atlantic 10 Conference regular season champions with a 15-3 league record in 2016-17. The Flyers reached the NCAA tournament for the fourth consecutive year and set a UD Arena attendance record, averaging 13,108 fans per game.
UD opens the 2017-18 season Friday at home against Ball State. Game time is 7 p.m. ET