Endless Motor Sports had the privilege of speaking with 2018 4star guard Dwayne Cohill, the #56 player in the country per Scout. The Holy Name (OH) standout speaks on the high school season, additions to his game over the summer and where he’s at with the recruiting process.
I. High School Season
EM: How are things going for Holy Name so far from a team and individual standpoint?
DC: From a team standpoint we are really mature and everyone is giving a little bit of something. The entire team is getting better everyday. We are 12-1 right now and 6-0 conference. Guys are accepting their roles and it’s making everything much easier for everyone. From an individual standpoint I’m heading in the right direction as a leader and everything else. I’m improving day by day and maturing more each day. Still lots of improving to be done.
EM: Can you tell us what it was like going up against your AAU teammate Robby Carmody and Mars recently?
DC: It was fun man, lots of fun. It was very competitive. It was like reliving our younger days when we played each other. He went at me and I went at him. He finished with 24 and 9, and I finished with 25 and 10 so it was good. It came down to the last few minutes to decide the game. We ended up with the 50-49 win so that’s always good.
Dwayne Cohill and Holy Name played beat the buzzer for a 26-14 first-quarter lead on Brush. pic.twitter.com/SF3nwnNCj7
— Matt Goul (@mgoul) January 8, 2017
II. Off-Season Improvements
EM: What did you work on and add to your game over the summer and fall?
DC: I really focused on my handle, increasing my IQ of the game, shooting with confidence and being able to get to my spots on the floor. Also worked on getting stronger in my lower and upper body and tightening my handle and being a leader for team no matter what the circumstances are. And also just being a PG and making the right reads.
— Dan Urban (@durb1220) January 14, 2017
III. Recruiting Update
EM: Turning to recruiting a bit, can you tell us which schools have offered you?
DC: Youngstown State, Penn State, Toledo, Cleveland State, Ohio State, UNLV, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Pennsylvania, Xavier, Duquense, Tulsa, DePaul, West Virginia and Stony Brook
EM: Which schools are recruiting you the hardest/showing the most interest?
DC: I’d have to say Penn State, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Texas, Ohio State, Northwestern, UNLV, Arizona, West Virginia and Xavier
EM: Any visits line up?
DC: No, not right now. I’ve been trying to focus on my high school team. But if I get time I may try and sneak one in, but there’s no specific visits I have line up.
Ohio State was in tonight to see Holy Name guard Dwayne Cohill. He finished with 19 points in a route over Parma #NEO
— T.J. Peatross (@NEO_Spotlight) January 7, 2017
IV. Season Goals
EM: What are your goals for the rest of the season for both the team and yourself?
DC: From a team standpoint our goals are to win conference and go undefeated in conference, make a deep playoff run. Want to do something our school has never done, which is make it to states, not just make it to states, but win it. We believe we can dot hat, we just have to keep getting better. From an individual standpoint, I’d like to keep doing whatever my team needs me to do to make sure we win, get a shot at Mr. Basketball, division player of the year, and get my school a championship ring.
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