After a strong sophomore season in which he was awarded all-conference and all-state special mention honors, Ryan Cohen has continued to expand upon his skills this season in his junior year. While he may not get as much publicity as some members of the 2023 class in Illinois, the 6’4” two guard is one of the more skilled junior guards in the state. 

Cohen has a tremendous offensive skill set. He is a skilled and versatile scorer that can create for himself. He has a smooth jumper who excels in the mid-range. The junior has a great ability to get to his spots and quickly rise up and hit his shots. With his size in the backcourt, he can easily hit shots right over defenders. Cohen is also a prolific shooter from beyond the arc that hits threes at a high percentage. He is also a good decision maker with the ball in his hands with good feel for the game. 

With his big season, he has led Glenbrook North High School out to a 21-7 season currently. “We want to go as far in the playoffs as we possibly we can. We want to win a regional for sure,” Cohen stated as the goals for the rest of his high schools season going into the playoffs. Cohen and Glenbrook North will look to achieve these goals in the Illinois state tournament next Wednesday matching up against Taft High School. 

Look for Cohen to be a highly popular name this spring amongst college coaches. In the upcoming spring grassroots season, he will be playing the Illinois Wolves program for the first time.