The Seattle area has been a hotbed for talent over the last few decades, and this next generation is carrying the torch to the furthest extent. 6’9 Forward Jacob Cofie is a special talent that all high level programs should have on their radar. Cofie has a great all-around game and plays with a high IQ. I've seen Jacob be effective from every spot on the floor. He can catch entries at the high post and shoot over bigs who give him space on defense, space the floor and knock down corner threes in the half court setting, or catch lobs in the dunker spot.
With his 6’9 frame he can play inside and out. He has good agility and mobility to go along with a solid handle, which he uses to his advantage to get to his spots for mid range jumpers. He plays with good pace and patience, letting plays develop and reading the defense before he commits to a decision. Cofie is a versatile prospect who can make plays from the wing as a facilitator or pushing the break and finding teammates for baskets in transition.
Jacob’s game is smooth and often resembles poetry in motion, but he’s also not afraid to play loud and aggressive. He uses his quick first step to get defenders leaning or on their heels, and doesn’t fail to finish through contact once he gets to the rim. Even though Cofie isn’t known as a high flier, I would think twice before deciding to challenge him at the rim. He’s very comfortable finishing over defenders and punishing guys at the rim. With his combination of size, ferocity and finesse Cofie reminds me of another Seattle native, Paolo Banchero. Already holding offers from Colorado, Montana, Washington State, Washington and UNLV, I expect Cofie to be one of the most sought after forwards in not only the class of 2024, but in all of HS basketball.