Cosby Commits to Seton Hall

New England Recruiting Report | Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Cosby Commits to Seton Hall

Northfield Mount Hermon’s rising senior guard Aaron Cosby committed to Seton Hall on Sunday afternoon.  Cosby is a Louisville, Kentucky native who arrived at NMH for his junior season, averaging 11 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists per game while running the point for a team that advanced to the finals of the National Prep Championship. 

Cosby made an early commitment to the University of Massachusetts when he was just a freshman and Travis Ford was still at the helm of the Minuteman program, but had re-opened his recruitment prior to his arrival at NMH. 

He drew interest from a variety of mid to high major programs this season, most notably Boston College, Providence, Northwestern, Indiana, Marshall, and Western Kentucky. 

“It was a great combination of a lot of things for Aaron,” NMH head coach John Carroll said.  “Seton Hall is a program that wants to get back to where they were, they are a program with a great coach at the top who wants to bring in great kids who are serious about their academics, and Aaron is the epitome of that.”

In addition to Seton Hall’s newly appointed head coach Kevin Willard, assistant coaches Dan McHale and Shaheen Holloway.  McHale’s relationship with Cosby goes back to his days on Rick Pittino’s Louisville staff while Holloway promises to be crucial to his development because of his experience playing the same position in the Big East. 

“Shaheen Holloway is a guy who played very similar to Aaron who has been there done that in terms of thriving in the Big East and Aaron will take full advantage of that,” Carroll said. 

“He told me he would be by my side for all four years.” Crosby added. 

Cosby was also swayed by the amount of attention Seton Hall has shown him recently, saying the Pirates have recruited him harder than any other school over the last three months. 

“They said they are recruiting five or six guys in the class of 2011 and they wanted me to be the first,” he said.  “That really meant something to me.  My family was comfortable with that and so was I and that’s why I committed.”