Mike Coburn

RCSI: 134 (2007)
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Position: G
High School: Mount Vernon High School (New York)
Hometown: Mount Vernon, NY
College: Rutgers
Current Team: Rutgers
Win - Loss: 15 - 17


Nike IS8 High School Spring Championship

Joey Whelan
Joey Whelan
Jun 06, 2007, 12:48 am
The Mount Vernon senior looked every bit a Big East guard as he had one of the most impressive weekends of any of the players still in action. Coburn combined fantastic speed, court sense, and a deadly jump shot to seemingly score at will at points during his two games. His mid-range shot was pretty much automatic, and he hit from beyond the arc at a very consistent clip. What makes Coburn so dangerous from the outside, though, is his ability to pull up and shoot. He saw plenty of pressure from opponents when he was in the open court with the ball, and would go from full stride to complete stop and shoot in the matter of a single step, often leaving himself with plenty of space to get a shot off. Add in a very quick release and Coburn has all the tools you could want from a shooter at the college level.

Coburn was also very effective driving to the basket. He has a muscular frame that allows him to take contact and still finish when he gets into the lane. He also exhibited very impressive body control as he often split multiple defenders while in the air and still was able to convert his shots. Coburn’s speed and threat to score when he penetrated allowed him to set up his teammates for plenty of open looks.

What impressed most about the future Scarlet Knight was his ability to stay calm when pressured. Coburn saw plenty of double teams over the course of the weekend, especially during Sunday’s championship game, yet he never panicked or made any rushed decisions. His ball handling abilities are strong enough that he was often able to dribble his way out of the double team, but in the cases where he was stuck, he was patient and would find an open teammate.

Defensively Coburn is quick but did tend to get beat off the dribble from time to time, this is something that he can improve on in college. As a whole Coburn certainly is a playmaker and can step in and contribute right away at Rutgers in the fall.

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