4 Bryan Cohen
The two-time defending Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year and one of the most experienced players in the league ... has already played in 95 career games entering his senior year ... well-known as a defensive stopper but performs well in all phases of the game ... has excellent size and length for a 2-guard ... has demonstrated an ability to score in many ways ... has a solid 3-point stroke and also likes to score off the dribble ... has seen the majority of his time at the shooting guard position, but can also play the point if needed ... has defended everyone from point guards to small forwards throughout his career and has come up with a number of big stops in clutch situations ... a savvy player with an element of toughness about him ... played in competitive high school and AAU leagues ... in the summer of 2009 played for coach Bruce Pearl on the United States team at the Maccabiah Games in Israel ... scored in double figures in 4 of 6 games with a high of 18 pts. vs. Russia, and helped lead the U.S. to a gold medal.
Became the first player in Patriot League history to repeat as Defensive Player of the Year ... started all 34 games and averaged 7.0 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.5 apg ... shot career-best 38.9 FG% and 44.1 3FG% (26-59) ... 86 assists were second on team ... dished career-high 6 asst. at Villanova ... 7 pts., 6 reb., 5 asst. at Marquette ... also had 6-asst. games at Saint Francis and vs. Colgate ... scored 10 pts. and helped hold America East scoring leader John Holland to 4-17 FG in win over Boston University ... had one of best games of career in win at La Salle, scoring season-high 19 pts. (7-11 FG) along with strong defense on high-scoring guard Ruben Guillandeaux ... followed that up with a 17-pt., 8-reb. effort in win at Cornell ... in two wins over American helped hold PL No. 2 scorer Vlad Moldoveanu to 7 pts. (3-12 FG) and 9 pts. (2-8 FG) ... had 10 double-figure scoring games, including five straight in December ... wrapped up regular season with team-high 12 pts. in win over Army ... in PL semifinal win over Lehigh, only scored 2 pts., but had 5 asst., 2 blk., 2 stl., and grabbed a number of key loose balls late in the game, all while chasing PL scoring leader C.J. McCollum for 37 min. ... had 8 pts., 7 reb., 2 asst. in PL championship game vs. Lafayette ... guarded All-American and NBA lottery pick Kemba Walker in NCAA Tournament game vs. UConn ... repeated as winner of Thomas A. Thompson Award for "spirit, intensity and outstanding defensive play."
Played in all 31 games with 28 starts in the Bison backcourt ... named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year ... also won the team's Thomas A. Thompson Award for "spirit, intensity and outstanding defensive play" and was named to the CollegInsider.com Mid-Major Defensive All-America Team ... averaged 8.8 ppg, 3.4 apg, 2.7 apg ... shot 36.0 FG%, 33.7 3FG%, 71.1 FT% ... 84 assists ranked 2nd on team to Darryl Shazier ... ranked 9th in Patriot League in assists ... named to all-tournament team at World Vision Invitational after averaging 15.3 ppg and making 9-14 3FGs (.643) in games against Mercer, Providence and Bryant ... tallied 17 pts. in opener vs. Mercer and season-high 18 the next night at Providence ... scored 13 of his 16 pts. in second half in win at Wagner ...played 43 min. in OT win over Marist, logging 16 pts., 10 reb., 3 asst., 2 stl. and 0 TOs ... hit GW 3FG with 0:20 left, then came up with defensive stop and rebound in final seconds ... had another 16-pt. game against Cornell ... had 14 pts., 8 reb. in win at Army ... went 9-10 FT (both career highs) and helped limit Army scoring leader Cleveland Richard to 9 pts ... in home OT win over American, came up with a huge defensive stop on All-Patriot Leaguer Vlad Maldoveanu on final play of regulation.
Made a wonderful first impression at Bucknell, ranking among the team and Patriot League leaders in most statistical categories ... named to the Patriot League All-Rookie Team ... was the only Patriot League freshman to start all of his team's games and led the league in minutes played among rookies (33.5) ... averaged 11.8 ppg, second on the team to Patrick Behan ... also averaged 4.1 rpg and 1.9 apg ... ranked second on the team in 3FGs (51) ... shot 36.5 FG%, 32.7 3FG% and 65.8 FT% ... among the Patriot League leaders ranked 11th in scoring, eighth in 3FG made, 11th in 3FG% ... also ranked second in scoring among freshman, trailing only Holy Cross' R.J. Evans ... became the first Bucknell freshman to start a season opener since John Griffin in 2004-05 ... had 9 pts. in collegiate debut at Maryland and also played strong defense on All-ACC guard Greivis Vasquez ... first career 20-pt. game came in just his third start, when he tallied 22 pts. at Saint Francis (Pa.) ... in that game scored 9 of team's 14 pts. in late run that erased 8-pt. deficit and forced overtime ... scored 20 pts. at Cornell ... reached double figures in 22 of 30 games ... had big game in win over Binghamton: registered 16 pts., 6 reb. , blocked D.J. Rivera's shot in a 1-pt. game with 0:13 left, then hit two big FTs to make it a 3-pt. game ... scored 16 pts. (11 in second half) on 6-9 FG, 3-3 3FG in win over Drexel ... first career double-double with 14 pts., 10 reb. vs. Lafayette ... enjoyed great game in win vs. Lehigh, with 17 pts. (6-8 FG, 4-5 3FG), 4 reb., 3 asst., while also holding down all-league guard Marquis Hall (4-15 FG, 0 1st half pts.) ... named Patriot League Rookie of Week on Nov. 24, Dec. 22 and Feb. 14.
Full name is Bryan Joshua Cohen ... born May 10, 1989 in Philadelphia ... parents are Alan and Beth Cohen ... has one brother, Aron, who played on the Penn basketball team ... 2008 graduate of Abington Friends School in Philadelphia ... played for coach Steve Chadwin ... team captain ... three-time All-Friends League ... scored 14 points to lead the Suburban team over the City team in the All-Star Labor Classic ... also played in the Donofrio Classic ... team finished 21-8 in 2007-08, 20-9 in 2006-07 and 24-2 in 2005-06 ... averaged nearly 18 points per game as a senior and 12.9 points and eight rebounds per game as a junior ... majoring in economics ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.