CSU basketball announces two early signings for 2013 recruiting class

CSU men’s basketball coach Larry Eustachy announced today the signing of two players during the NCAA early signing period, which runs through Nov. 21, to National Letters of Intent.

Prep guard David Cohn and junior college forward Marcus Holt make up the first players of the Rams’ 2013 recruiting class, the first full recruiting class for Eustachy at CSU.

Cohn comes from Elmhurst, Ill., a suburb of Chicago, highly regarded as one the top cities for basketball talent in the country.  The 6-foot-2, 170 pound Cohn averaged 22 points and 5 rebounds in his junior season at York High, and shot over 50 percent from beyond the arc. He also played under coach Mike Mullins for the Illinois Wolves, a well respected AAU program.

“David is a dynamic scorer who has great athleticism and a terrific competitive spirit,” Eustachy said in a press release. “He comes from one of the top AAU programs, and a hotbed of basketball in the Chicago area.”

Holt, originally from nearby Aurora, spent two years in Paris, Texas at Paris Junior College. Holt is a lengthy forward at 6-foot-10, 200 pounds, who averaged 3 points and 3 rebounds a game in his freshman season at PJC.

“We are extremely excited to add the caliber of player that we have in this class,” Eustachy said. “Each of these of these young men are players that not only can compete right away, but can help us win at a high level from the moment they step on campus next year.”

The 2013 recruiting class is an important one for the Rams, who lose five, possibly six, seniors depending on guard Jesse Carr’s medical situation at the end of the year.

Sports Editor Cris Tiller can be reached at sports@collegian.com.