The better part of the spring portion of the grassroots circuit has been completed. Memorial Day looms as the last big spring weekend where a more unheralded prospect can build some buzz before July's open period.
Sandy Cohen won't be needing a big Memorial Day to build some buzz. The 6-foot-5 guard from Seymour (Wisc.) High has already done that thanks to his play with Playground Elite on the spring circuit.
He's also coming off a good junior season.
"My high school season went pretty well and we only lost five games all year and were a game away from going to state," said Cohen. "I did pretty good, I averaged like 20 points per game."
Relatively unknown just a few months ago, Cohen has seen his stock soar. He's currently a three-star prospect, but he'll likely move into the rankings and earn four-star status when the 2014 Rivals150 gets updated.
He can run the point, he can play off the ball, and he can be a scorer. His 6-foot-5 size and vision are impressive, but he's got to prove he can consistently hit from deep and needs to add strength.
Marquette, Providence, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa are schools that he says have shown more recent interest, while he also has offers from Wisconsin Green-Bay, LaSalle, George Washington and Minnesota, among others. All the schools like that he can be moved around a lineup.
"They all say I'm pretty versatile," said Cohen. "I can play the one or two, it doesn't matter to me."
According to Cohen, he's trying to do his best to look into all of his options. He would like to take his time and is working on some visits for the summer. Cohen also admits to knowing a lot about one school in particular.
"Marquette was always my dream school, so they tried to get me to commit right away," said Cohen. "I just want to take a couple of visits and see what's out there.
"I'm going to go to Marquette in June and probably Minnesota too."