There is a lot of talent in the younger classes in the Midwest, and one player in the class of 2015 who is opening some eyes is Ann Arbor (Mich.) Huron guard Xavier Cochran. He recently completed a solid sophomore year and recruiting interest is beginning to follow.
“The season went good,” said Cochran. “We lost in our district final, but overall I think I played well. There are a lot of things I think I could have done to improve and help my team win a few more games.”
At 6-foot-3 Cochran brings versatility to the game, and feels he can do several different things on the floor.
“I like to create off the dribble first and rely on my shot second,” said Cochran. “I am more of an athletic type of guard who likes to drive to the hole.”
Recruiting wise a few schools are already taking note of Cochran.
“I’ve been hearing from Michigan, Texas, Florida, and Oakland University the most right now,” he said.
Cochran lives just a few miles from Michigan’s campus and is obviously quite familiar with the school.
“We keep in touch a lot,” he said of Michigan. “I took an unofficial visit last year, and then I have been to a football and basketball game this year. Also they have been out to see me, and we have stayed in touch. I talk to Coach Bacari (Alexander) the most.”
For now things are just at the beginning stages for Cochran, but he does have an idea of what he is going to be looking for in a school.
“I just look at what kind of tempo a team plays,” said Cochran. “I like a fast tempo, and I look to see how I would fit in and where I would see myself. Also I look to see how the coaches interact with their players and how the players respond to them.”