Mercer head coach Bob Hoffman announced that the Bears signed point guard Marcus Cohen to a national letter-of-intent Thursday.
Cohen is a 6-foot-4 point guard from Tampa, Florida. He led Sickles to the Class 8A Florida championship during his senior season as he averaged 9.8 points, 7.0 assists and 6.0 rebounds per game. Cohen was named the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches Class 8A Player of the Year.
“Marcus is a tremendous team player,” Hoffman said. “It is impressive how he led his team to a state title from the point guard position. He is a team-first guy with great attributes on the floor. Marcus has the ability to make others better, and I am really excited about him becoming a Bear.”
Another Mercer signee
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Mercer women’s head coach Susie Gardner announced the signing of Shannon Titus, a guard/forward from Northview in Johns Creek.
Titus (5-11) was a two-time all-region selection, and she joins LaKaitlin Wright in this year’s class.
“I am so excited to have Shannon Titus joining our basketball team,” Gardner said. “She comes from a successful high school program at Northview, where they advanced to the Final Four this season. Shannon is an exceptional athlete with a skill set that is unique to our team. She is also an outstanding student and takes her academics very seriously.”
Central Georgia Tech will host the second annual Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association All-Star doubleheader April 15.
The freshman game will begin at 2 p.m., followed by the sophomore game at 4 p.m. The games will feature 40 junior college players from the conference’s nine teams, including four from CGTC: Michael Laster and Malik Davis in the freshman game and Anthony Johnson and Adrian Tolbert in the sophomore game. Former Stratford star O’Showen Williams (South Georgia State) and former Northside star Jailan Haslem (Gordon State) will take part in the freshman game.