David Cohn Signs Professional Contract in Israel

William & Mary

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – William & Mary’s all-time assist leader and recent graduate David Cohn inked a professional contract to play in Israel’s top league for the 2018-19 season. His signing marks the 12th consecutive graduating Tribe class to have a player sign a professional contract. In total, 17 W&M players under head coach Tony Shaver have signed and played professionally. Cohn signed with Hapoel Eilat in the Israeli Winner League. Last season, Hapoel Eilat, which is located in Israel’s southern most city, Eilat, and important port city on the Rea Sea, finished seventh in the regular season, before falling to No. 2 seed and eventual runner-up Hapoel Holon in a five-game quarterfinal during the playoffs. Historically, Hapoel Eilat has produced a strong team in Israel’s Premier League, finishing as regular season runners up in 2013 and 2017 as well as playoff finalists in 2015. The Winner League boasts strong competition, including a number of former NBA and college standouts. In 2017-18, the league’s player pool included former NBA draft picks and players Alando Tucker (Wisconsin), Joe Alexander (West Virginia), Norris Cole (Cleveland State), Daequan Cook (Ohio State), Jordan Hamilton (Texas), Pierre Jackson (Baylor), Glen Rice Jr. (Georgia Tech) and Jeremy Pargo (Gonzaga). Prior to signing with Hapoel Eilat, Cohn worked out for NBA teams. He took part in an NBA Summer League Mini-camp with the Philadelphia 76ers in early July and had a predraft workout with the Milwaukee Bucks in June. 

Recent grad @dcohn_34 spent last week at #NBASummerLeague mini-camp with the @Sixers. #GoTribe #TribePros #CAAHoops pic.twitter.com/xJhxzvYmRQ
— William & Mary MBB (@WMTribeMBB) July 9, 2018An All-CAA Third Team selection in 2018, Cohn enjoyed a stellar senior campaign in 2017-18, averaging 14.2 points and 6.7 assists per game. He is the only player in the country with shooting percentages of 50 percent from the floor (52.9), 40 percent from 3-point range (42.6) and 90 percent from the free throw line (91.2) in 2017-18. The Elmhurst, …

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