Kozinski picks Central MichiganPublished 12:59pm Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Edwardsburg junior Josh Kozinski has selected Central Michigan University to continue his academic and athletic career.
He selected the Chippewas over Eastern Michigan, Houston Baptist, Toledo and Western Michigan.
The 6-foot-4 shooting guard is a two-time All-Lakeland Conference MVP as well as a two-time Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Class B All-State selection. He was also named to the Associated Press Class B All-State team as a honorable mention pick and is a McDonald’s Michiana High School All-Star.
This past season, Kozinski helped the Eddies to a third place finish in the Lakeland Conference. Edwardsburg will be joining the Wolverine Conference this coming season.
As a junior, he eclipsed the 1,000 point plateau and now has 1,104 points for his career. He led the team in scoring at 20.6 points per game, which was second best in southwest Michigan.
He led the team in 3-point field goal percentage (43.8), free throw percentage (73.0), assists per game (5.0), steals, (4.0) blocked shots (2.0) and rebounds (9.0).
Academically, Kozinski has a GPA of 3.4 with an ACT score of 21. He is a member of the honor roll and National Honor Society as well as a Student Ambassador.
He will major in business at Central Michigan.
Kozinski will play for new Chippewa’s coach Keno Davis, who was hired April 4.
At his introductory press conference, Davis said that recruiting in the state of Michigan was going to be the key to the program’s success.
“We don’t want to be outworked in recruiting, especially in the state of Michigan,” Davis said. “That doesn’t mean we’re going to get every recruit we target, but we know that in a tradition-rich state there’s a lot of talent and we’re looking to get our share.
“You’re more likely to increase your retention of players if they’re close to home, if their friends and family are within driving distance of being able to come see them play.”