Dish on Aaron Cosby
Earlier today, SNY's Adam Zagoria wrote that Seton Hall transfer Aaron Cosby was down to two schools — Illinois and Missouri.
Here's what you need to know about the 6-foot-3 guard:
Cosby is a lights-out shooter, making 66 of 165 three-pointers (40 percent) for the Pirates this past season. He can play multiple positions and would be a perfect fit for the way Illinois likes to play with its preference for an up-tempo style.
The Louisville, Ky. native was second on the team in scoring last season (12.6 ppg) without a whole lot around him on a Seton Hall squad that went 15-18 and 3-15 in the Big East.
Expect Cosby to make a visit to Illinois within the next few weeks, likely after the dead period that ends on April 11. Cosby is familiar with the Illinois staff. John Groce and Co. offered Cosby, who finshed his prep career at Northfield (Mass.) Mount Hermon School, when they were coaching at Ohio.
Per NCAA rules, Cosby would have to sit out next season and would then have two years of eligibility remaining at his next stop.
“Not only are they Top 25 NCAA Tourney caliber teams, they have made my family and I comfortable with the fit into their big picture,” Cosby told Zagoria. “I’ve had to turn down some great options from really good schools but feel like these two schools and what they offer will be the best fit for me.”