Former UMass basketball player Josh Cohen follows Eric Musselman, will transfer to Southern California

Massachusetts' Josh Cohen (23) heads to the basket as Saint Louis' Bradley Ezewiro, left, and Larry Hughes II (2) defend earlier this season in St. Louis.

Massachusetts' Josh Cohen (23) heads to the basket as Saint Louis' Bradley Ezewiro, left, and Larry Hughes II (2) defend earlier this season in St. Louis. AP

By GARRETT COTE

Staff Writer

Published: 04-05-2024 5:20 PM

Former UMass men’s basketball forward Josh Cohen announced last week he would be transferring to Arkansas, ending his Minutemen career after one season. And on Thursday, he broke some more news to the college basketball world.

Cohen announced he would be flipping his commitment from Arkansas to USC, following former Razorbacks head coach Eric Musselman – who accepted the Trojans job on Thursday.

When news broke about Musselman leaving, Cohen took to Twitter/X and posted an eyeball emoji, arising rumors about his future with the Arkansas program. Four hours later, he posted “I believe in [Eric Musselman]. Let’s work,” which confirmed he would be joining him at USC.

Cohen averaged 16 points and seven rebounds per game with UMass, earning him First Team All-Atlantic 10 honors in his only year with the Minutemen. Musselman reached two Elite Eights and a Sweet 16 in five seasons with Arkansas.

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