Jadon Cohee, a point guard from Langley, British Columbia (class of 2014) has been flying under the radar in the basketball recruiting scene. Check that, Cohee is rather soaring under the radar. Cohee is one of the better point guards in the northwest, however he does not have a recruiting profile on sites such as Rivals, Scout, or ESPN. Don’t be taken back by the lack of notoriety on Cohee, he is the real deal. I saw Cohee play at the Summer Showcase at Bellevue College on July 13th, and he impressed. Cohee can drive to the basket with relative ease, and has a good jump shot to boot. He possesses good court vision and can get his teammates involved in a multitude of different ways. Cohee is listed at 6’4″, and uses his height to find passing lanes and rebound over the smaller defenders that are guarding him.
Cohee has garnered interest from several schools around the country, including a great deal of WCC schools, such as Portland, Pacific, Santa Clara, Pepperdine, and Gonzaga. I was able to ask Cohee a few questions about his recruitment, his high school basketball season, his AAU season, and the rise of basketball in Canada.
How did your season at Walnut Grove go last season?
It went pretty well. We won the state championship and I was named tournament MVP.
Will you be playing there again next season?
Yes I am. I am staying for my senior year.
How is playing with Drive ELITE? (His AAU team)
I’ve been playing with them since freshman year and every year we have gotten better and better.
How has the AAU season gone for you thus far?
It’s going pretty well. He have won about 80 or 90 percent of our games, and we are an up tempo, fast paced team who loves to push the ball and get out in transition.
Any big tournaments planned for the rest of the summer?
We are going to Oregon Summer Showcase in Portland this coming weekend, and on Tuesday of next week we head to Las Vegas for the Las Vegas Classic.
How is your overall recruitment going? What schools are showing you the most interest?
Montana State, Oregon State, Pacific, Portland, Portland State, Seattle, Washington State, and Weber State.
Portland and Seattle
What position do you see yourself playing at the next level?
I see myself playing point guard at the next level.
What is your reaction to the rise of Canadian basketball that is taking place right now?
I think it is big time. America is starting to take notice how much better Canadians are getting. We are going down to the states and competing, and we are all just getting better everyday.
Here is Cohee’s highlight tape: