Former Davidson men's basketball standout Jake Cohen has signed a multi-year deal with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv, Israel) of the Euroleague and
Israeli Basketball Super League.
In addition to leading the Wildcats to back-to-back Southern Conference Tournament titles and NCAA Tournament appearances, Cohen is the first Wildcat to earn consecutive conference player of the year honors since Stephen Curry (2006-09).
Davidson's all-time leader in blocks (197) and starts (123), Cohen concluded his standout career ranked among the school's Top-10 in points (1,795/6th), rebounds (747/9th) field-goals made (611/7th), field-goals attempted (1260/6th), free-throws made (451/2nd), free-throws attempted (560/5th), free-throw percentage (.805/T-9th) and games played (131/4th).
A native of Berwyn, Pa., Cohen recorded double figures 97 times and reached the 20-point plateau 21 times, including a career-high 32 points in Davidson's 75-59 win at SoCon rival College of Charleston Feb. 14, 2013. Against third-seeded Marquette in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament, the 6-10 forward led all scorers with a game-high 20 points.
Cohen will play for the Phoenix Suns' Summer League squad in Las Vegas July 12-22.
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv Head Coach David Blatt on Cohen
"We have had our eye on Jake throughout his college career and of course while he was playing for Israel's U-20 National Team. Jake is a multi-layered big man who can play and contribute from both the 4 and 5. He has an excellent offensive game both in and out of the paint, along with excellent shooting skills. Keep in mind that he is a young player who needs time to develop, but there is no doubt that this player has tremendous potential."
About Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv B.C. is a professional Israeli basketball club based in Tel Aviv. The team plays in two leagues: the Euroleague and Israeli Basketball Israeli Basketball Super League. The club started in the mid-1930s, as part of the Maccabi Tel Aviv Sports Club, which had been founded in 1906.
With 5 European Championships, 1 Adriatic Championship, 50 Israeli Championships, 40 Israeli Cups, and 4 League Cups, Maccabi has been the most successful basketball team in Israel. It is also the fourth-most successful club in European history, and one of the most successful teams of the past decade in European basketball, having won three titles and reached the finals five times in that period.