Meet Aaron Cosby,
The Owner of Cosby Basketball Academy
As a Louisville native, I competed most of my childhood as a two sport athlete going back and forth between basketball and football. After ultimately choosing to focus on basketball as a junior in high school, I decided to attend Northfield Mount Hermon Prep School in Gill, Massachusetts. During my time at NMH, I was a national champion runner-up, team captain & MVP, and 1st Team ALL-NEPSAC after averaging 21.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists as a senior. I made 99 three pointers during my senior season which set the school record. Following my senior season, I was invited to play in the Derby Festival All-American game where I won the 3-point and 2 on 2 contest.
I played my freshman and sophomore year at Seton Hall University in the BIG East conference. As a freshman, I started 34 of 36 games and was Top 5 in NCAA Division 1 in minutes played per game for freshmen. At the end of the year, I was voted the school’s freshman athlete of the year. As a sophomore, I started 32 games and averaged 12.6 ppg, 3.0 rebs, 2.1 assists. I was Top 5 in the BIG East conference in three pointers made (66) and three point percentage (40%). Academically, I made the universities Dean’s List as a sophomore.
Following my sophomore year at Seton Hall, I transferred to the University of Illinois to compete in the Big Ten Conference. In 2013-14, I was voted the team’s Most Improved Player during my red-shirt junior season. The following year, I competed in 19 games for the Fighting Illini before injuries ended my season early. Following the season, I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology.
"The game of basketball requires a high level of work ethic, mental toughness and perseverance. I plan to instill these characteristics into every athlete that trains with
Cosby Basketball Academy. "
-- Aaron Cosby
I finished my college career as a graduate transfer in 2015-16 at Western Kentucky University. During this season, I averaged 13.7 ppg and 3.7 rebs. I set the record for most three pointers ever made in a single game in E.A. Diddle Arena (8), most points ever scored in a half in E.A. Diddle Arena (32), tied third all-time for the highest free percentage (85%) in a single season, and tied fourth all-time for the most three-pointers made in a single season (84) in WKU history. I scored a total of 1,274 points in my division one college basketball career.
Following my college career, I was drafted 45th overall in the 2016 NBA G-League Draft by the Erie Bayhawks (Orlando Magic affiliate) before playing professionally in England, China, Uruguay and Chile. My overseas professional career was highlighted by a season average of 26.5 ppg in Uruguay with single high scoring games of 48, 47 and 43.