Aaron Cosby Talks About Minnesota Visit

Aaron Cosby, a 6-foot-3 junior shooting guard from Jeffersontown, visited Minnesota this past weekend on an unofficial visit. He attended the Gophers exhibition game versus Northern State and stayed through the weekend, catching the football game against Michigan and even watching his first ever hockey game. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Cosby to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Aaron Cosby had committed to Massachusetts, but decided to re-open his recruitment when UMass head coach Travis Ford left to become the head coach at Oklahoma State. He is hearing from a high number of schools.

"Minnesota, Indiana, Oklahoma State, Navy, Louisville, Purdue, Virginia, Auburn and a few other schools," he said.

"Right now, I have offers from Minnesota, Indiana, Oklahoma State, Dayton, Miami of Ohio and Ohio University."

Cosby said that he had plenty of coaches stopping by his high school this fall.

"We did a lot of open gyms. We just started practicing," he said.

Cosby sat out most of the 2007-08 season after transferring to Jeffersontown from Louisville Manual. He admits he is anxious to get on the hardwood.

"I am really excited to get out there and start playing the game," he said. "I have been preparing for this year and I am really planning on a big year for myself and my team. I want to win a state championship."

Cosby has been working hard on his all-around game.

"I have been working on my shot even more. My ballhandling. Expanding my game in different areas and becoming a better defender," he said.

Cosby has been to Indiana several times and there was some speculation that he might commit to the Hoosiers.

"It is one of my top schools. Minnesota is too," he said. "I am justing waiting on a right offer and taking my time and looking at all the options."

Cosby said that he likes what he has seen from Minnesota.

"I like Tubby Smith. I am building a relationship with him and I am prepared to learn some more about the university," he said.

Cosby also has a relationship with Minnesota assistant coach Vince Taylor, who is originally from Lexington and was a coach at Louisville.

"He used to live in Louisville. My dad and him knew each other," Cosby said.

Cosby played defensive back and wide receiver for the Manual football team as a freshman and had received recruiting interest on the gridiron before deciding to focus on basketball.

"I decided that I wanted to play basketball at the next level and to be that player, I decided to focus on basketball," he said.

Cosby has no time frame for when he will make his college choice.

"I have no set time," he said. "I just want to look at all my options and sit down and talk to my dad."

Cosby played this spring and summer for the Kentucky Hoopstars AAU program. He shined at the King James event in Akron, Ohio in late April as he helped the HoopStars to a 3-2 mark. His best game came when he scored 41 points against the Louis Williams Elite team and followed that up with games of 25 and 26 points.

Cosby helped lead the Kentucky HoopStars to the 15-and-under title in 2007 at the Kentucky HoopFest with a 71-68 overtime victory over the Spiece Indy Heat, and he led the team in the title game with 25 points.

He averaged 11.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game as a freshman at Manual, but left the school just after his sophomore season started and sat out the rest of the year while attending Jeffersontown.

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