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Jordan Cohen

School

Lehigh

Position
Guard
Major
Finance

Classroom

Jordan Cohen has enjoyed stellar success in the classroom at a world-renowned institution, owning a cumulative GPA of 3.71 in the College of Business and Economics. Lehigh is currently 53rd nationally in the U.S. News and World Report top national universities. Cohen is majoring in finance and owns a perfect 4.0 GPA in his major, with courses such as Statistical Methods, Corporate Finance Policy, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management. He has been named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll every year and has been named to the Dean’s List (for a semester GPA over 3.6) in four of his first six collegiate semesters. Cohen has also garnered the Faculty Athletics Council Award and was named the team’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year following all three of his seasons so far.

As a junior, Cohen was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District team, Lehigh men’s basketball’s first honoree since 2009. In back-to-back years, Cohen was one of five individuals named to the prestigious Academic All-Patriot League team.

Character

Cohen is a two-time captain on the Lehigh men’s basketball team, being voted as a junior last year and again this season and serving as an integral liaison between the players and coaching staff. Cohen has also displayed leadership beyond his basketball team, serving as a Student-Athlete Mentor (SAM) from December 2016 to December 2018. In that role, he mentored incoming freshman student-athletes during their transition to college while practicing communication skills and public speaking by often addressing several hundred student-athletes at once.

Cohen is also a member of Leadership Legacies, which is part of Lehigh Athletics’ Flight 45 leadership programming. With Leadership Legacies, Cohen has exercised leadership techniques amongst select student-athletes and team captains, also effectively communicating with coaches, trainers and faculty support. Cohen and the Mountain Hawks have participated in The Program as well, a leadership development and team building program run by military personnel. Cohen was named MVP in 2017 for his commitment, leadership and communication.

Community

Cohen is at the forefront of Lehigh men’s basketball’s community service initiatives, which includes the NABC Stay in to Win program. On multiple occasions during his time at Lehigh, the Mountain Hawks have visited local schools to connect with the kids, sharing their personal stories and educating them on the importance of school. Cohen and the Mountain Hawks have already taken part in two school visits this fall.

Every holiday season, Cohen and the Mountain Hawks take part in Adopt-A-Family, when every Lehigh Athletics program provides a holiday for a local underprivileged family they are assigned to. The process includes shopping for gifts, wrapping them and delivering them in early December, providing an unforgettable holiday season. The event typically raises around $10,000.

Competition

Cohen made his presence felt on the court from day one but broke out as a junior last season. Cohen finished third on the Mountain Hawks in scoring, averaging 13.6 points per game, to earn third team All-Patriot League honors. He also averaged a career-high 3.9 rebounds and posted a career-high 113 assists and 42 steals. He finished seventh in the Patriot League in assists/game (3.6) and tied for fifth in steals/contest (1.4). Cohen finished the year second in the Patriot League in 3-point percentage (47.5, 47-of-99), which would have been top five nationally if he had enough attempts to qualify.

Cohen enjoyed a stellar two-game stretch during Patriot League play, scoring a career-high 32 points against Boston University, then following with 33 points in a thrilling overtime win at Lafayette one game later. Cohen took over down the stretch against the Leopards, scoring 21 of Lehigh’s final 30 points, all in an eight-minute stretch of game action. One game later, he scored 18 points on nine field goal attempts at Army West Point, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:28 remaining that gave the Mountain Hawks the lead for good. Cohen played 29 games as a freshman, averaging 5.4 points per game, then 29 as a sophomore, averaging 9.3. He enters his senior campaign with 847 career points.