JU alum Travis Cohn taken in 2012 National Basketball League Draft
Cohn (fifth from the left) will play in the NBL in November
Cohn (fifth from the left) will play in the NBL in November
Former JU men’s basketball player Travis Cohn will continue his professional career north of the border after getting picked in the 2012 National Basketball League (Canada) draft.

Cohn, a guard from 2008-11, was picked in the second round (14th overall) by the Laval Kebs before getting traded to the defending champion London Lightning at the end of the night.

This is Cohn’s second professional stint after playing the 2011-12 season with the Springfield Armor of the National Basketball Development League (NBDL). He averaged 6.1 points a contest in 14 games for the Armor.

“We are very proud of Travis,” JU head coach Cliff Warren said. “He helped us win our first title here so we have always known what can do. He has worked extremely hard for this opportunity. Travis is an explosive scorer and he should do well in that league.”

Cohn averaged more than 10 points per game as a senior and helped lead the Dolphins to three straight postseason appearances, including trips to the second round of the NIT and CIT, in his tenure. He is also tied with former Dolphins Ayron Hardy for most career games played (127) and six others with games played in a season (33).

“This is a stepping stone for me in becoming a successful athlete,” said Cohn. “I am excited for this opportunity. I learned a lot while playing in the NBDL, but my basketball foundation comes from JU. They taught me to work on the little things that go unnoticed and doing them well. I give JU all the credit to where I am today. My time at JU was a great experience and it has paved the way for my career.”

Cohn is the 11th JU player to play professionally since Warren took over the program in 2005.

The Dolphins open the 2012-13 season at Georgia Nov. 9, in Athens, Ga.