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Eastern Kentucky University senior Glenn Cosey was selected First-Team All-District 19 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the organization announced Wednesday.
The Flint, Mich., native helped the Colonels (24-9) capture the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship on Saturday. That title also secured an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for EKU.
Cosey was a second team all-district honoree last year. District 19 includes teams from the Ohio Valley Conference. He earned First-Team All-OVC recognition and was chosen to the OVC All-Tournament Team this season.
Cosey averaged 18.8 points, 4.2 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game in 2013-14. He leads the conference in three-pointers made (3.3 per game), is third in assists-to-turnover ratio (2.2), third in free throw shooting (84.1 percent), fourth in scoring, fourth in three-point shooting (42.5 percent), eighth in assists (4.2 apg) and 15th in steals.
On Jan. 2, Cosey broke the EKU record and tied the OVC mark with 10 three-pointers at Eastern Illinois. He went 11-of-14 from the field, including 10-of-12 from behind the arc, to finish with a career-best 34 points. Cosey dished out a career-high nine assists twice this season.
On Feb. 1, Cosey banked in a 35-footer with 0.4 seconds left to give EKU a 79-78 victory over Southeast Missouri. The shot completed a comeback from 10 points down with 3:57 left and earned the No. 1 spot on SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays.
In his last regular-season game, Cosey scored his 1,000th point in two seasons as a Colonel, becoming the school’s 32nd member of the 1,000-point club.
Against Murray State in the OVC Tournament semifinals on March 7, Cosey broke the single season EKU record for three-pointers (104). He has now hit 110 threes this year.
The Flint, Mich., native scored in double figures 32 of the team’s 33 games and eclipsed the 20-point mark 14 times.
In three OVC Tournament games, Cosey averaged 18.3 points, 3.7 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals. He shot 49 percent from the field and 46 percent from three-point range. His three-pointer with 5:29 left in the championship game against Belmont broke a 54-54 tie, gave the Colonels the lead for good and began an 8-0 run.
Cosey has helped EKU to its winningest two-year stretch in program history. Last season the Colonels won a school-record 25 games. With 24 more wins this season, the team broke the previous mark of 42 wins combined in 1945-46 and 1946-47.