Dekeiya Cohen

  • Height: 6' 2"

  • Position: Power Forward/Small Forwrad

  • Nationality: American

  • College: Baylor University


Dekeiya Cohen

2022-2023: Canberra Capitals (Australia – D1 – Starting 5)

16 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 2 apg, FGP: 55.1%, FT: 90.9%

2021-22: Rishon Lezion (Israel – D1 – Starting 5)

13.9 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 2.8 apg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 61.9%

2019-20: Mersin Univ (Turkey – D2 – Starting 5)

26.4 ppg, 15.1 rpg, 4 apg, FGP: 50.3%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 68.3%

Scouting Report

Dekeiya is an ATHLETE! Very strong, physical, but very smart player. She makes the players around her better by doing the dirty work, but can knock down the mid-range jumper, shoot the three, and finish in the lane amongst traffic. Defensively, she can guard positions 2-4 equally well. What makes her extra special is that coaches don’t have to call plays for her in order for her to be effective.

College Awards/Accolades

• 2018 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
• Dean's List (Fall 2018)
• Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2018)
• Big 12 Freshman of the Week (Dec. 1)

2017-18 [SENIOR]...
Co-captain with fellow senior Kristy Wallace... Received Baylor's Coaches Award... Started all 32 games she appeared in for Baylor... Had her best season as a Lady Bear, averaging 12.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists per contest... Closes the year tied for ninth on Baylor's senior list for blocks with 29 stuffs... Set career-highs in scoring (24 at No. 6/6 Texas), rebounding (14 at No. 8/7 Texas), blocked shots (5 vs. West Virginia), field goals made (10 at No. 6/6 Texas), field goal attempts (18 at No. 6/6 Texas) and minutes played (40 vs. West Virginia)... Notched the first two 20-point games of her career, pouring in 20 at No. 21/22 Oklahoma State and a career-high 24 points at No. 6/6 Texas... Posted her first career 20-point, 10-rebound effort at No. 21/22 Oklahoma State, finishing with 20 points and 11 rebounds... Tallied the first double-doubles of her career vs. Missouri State (10 points, 10 rebounds), vs. Texas Tech (12 points, 11 rebounds), at No. 21/22 Oklahoma State (20 points, 11 rebounds) and vs. West Virginia (18 points, 10 rebounds)... Poured in a career-high and team-leading 24 points at No. 6/6 Texas to guide Baylor to its eighth-straight and ninth overall regular season Big 12 title... Recorded 22 double-digit scoring efforts and six double-digit rebound games.
2016-17 [JUNIOR]...
Appeared in 34 games with eight starts, averaging 3.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game... Registered 11 points, eight rebounds and a career-high four blocks in 18 minutes vs. Houston Baptist in the season-opener... Tallied five points, four rebounds and three blocks in 15 minutes vs. Mississippi Valley State... In 12 minutes vs. Southeastern Louisiana, recorded four rebounds, three points and three blocks... Compiled three points and three rebounds in 17 minutes vs. Kent State in the opening game of the Gulf Coast Showcase... Perfect 4-of-4 from the floor with nine points in 10 minutes vs. No. 18/17 DePaul in the semifinal... Recorded three points and three rebounds in eight minutes vs. No. 8/8 Ohio State to help Baylor win the Gulf Coast Showcase title... Tallied a career-high-matching three steals and added four assists, two blocks, two points and two boards in 18 minutes vs. Abilene Christian... In her first start of the season vs. Texas State, registered four rebounds, three assists and two points in 18 minutes... Dished out a career-high six assists, pulled down seven rebounds and netted seven points, connecting on her only three-pointer of the season in 19 minutes vs. Winthrop... Recorded six rebounds and two points in 11 minutes vs. Kansas State... Tallied six boards and five points in 15 minutes vs. Kansas... In nine minutes at No. 24/23 West Virginia, pulled down six rebounds and scored two points... Registered six rebounds and two points in 13 minutes at Oklahoma State... Posted six rebounds and two points in 19 minutes at Kansas... Scored four points in 10 minutes at Iowa State... Contributed seven points, six rebounds and five assists in 23 minutes vs. Oklahoma State... Tallied seven rebounds and six points at No. 6/8 Texas in 21 minutes... Recorded seven boards, six points and three assists as a starter playing 24 minutes at No. 19/16 Oklahoma... Started and played a career-high 25 minutes vs. Texas Tech in the Big 12 Championship quarterfinal, logging a season-high 17 points and four rebounds... Started vs. Kansas State, registering four points and two boards in 16 minutes... Started and played 15 minutes vs. West Virginia in the Big 12 Championship game... Started and tallied four boards and four assists vs. Texas Southern in the NCAA Tournament First Round in 12 minutes... Started and played 10 minutes vs. California in the NCAA Tournament Second Round... Scored four points (4-4 FT) in nine minutes with two rebounds vs. No. 13/12 Louisville in the NCAA Sweet 16.
2015-16 [SOPHOMORE]...
Saw action in 30 of 38 games, earning one start vs. James Madison... Averaged 2.5 points and 2.0 rebounds a contest... Scored a season-high 12 points vs. Oral Roberts, recorded a season-high six rebounds three times (Rice, McNeese State, Kansas State)... Played 13 minutes vs. Kansas, scored four points and added a rebound, an assist, a block and a steal... Hauled down a game-high-tying six rebounds vs. Kansas State, added four points in 16 minutes of action... Tallied eight points and six rebounds in 14 minutes of action vs. McNeese State... Pulled down a season-high six rebounds vs. Rice, also added five points... Tallied a season-high-tying eight points vs. Cincinnati... Scored eight points, tallied three assists and two steals in 12 minutes of action vs. Southern Miss.
2014-15 [FRESHMAN]...
Appeared in 34 of 37 games, averaging 4.9 points and 3.0 rebounds a game, while shooting .512 from the field... Six points, five rebounds and a career-high tying two blocks vs. Northwestern State... Hauled down a team-high six rebounds and blocked two shots in 13 minutes vs. Texas Tech... Scored seven points in nine minutes at Iowa State... Recorded 10 points, seven rebounds and a career-high-tying two blocks in 18 minutes vs. West Virginia... As the first post off the bench at OSU, tallied seven points and two rebounds in 10 minutes... Recorded six points and four rebounds in 11 minutes of action at TCU... Tallied 17 points, a career-high-tying nine rebounds and a career-high four assists in 15 minutes vs. Prairie View A&M... In 18 minutes of action at Ole Miss, compiled nine points, eight rebounds and two steals... Recorded back-to-back-to-back double figure scoring games with a career-high-tying 18 vs. Marist, team-leading 18 vs. Stetson and 12 points vs. Utah State... Also pulled down a career-high nine rebounds vs. Marist... Tallied six points and five rebounds in 12 minutes of action vs. Oral Roberts.


Was an all-state basketball and volleyball standout at Charleston's (S.C.) West Ashley High School... Tore right ACL during her senior season of basketball, but still earned district Player of the Year honors... South Carolina Player of the Year as a junior... Averaged 23.3 points, 11.7 rebounds, 4.9 steals and 2.0 blocks per game for freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years, also played on varsity as an eighth grader... Won a regional business plan competition for her project, The Catching Prodigy, as part of an entrepreneurship program, advanced to the semifinals of the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge... Maintained a GPA above 3.0 throughout high school.
Daughter of Keith and Deborah Cohen... Has two older brothers, Tye and KJ... Chose Baylor because of the "great women's basketball program and the excellent academics"... Selected Baylor over South Carolina, Louisville, Miami, and Georgia Tech... Hobbies include shopping, acoustic guitar and playing with her dog... Communication studies major... Planning on playing in the WNBA, helping run a Fortune 500 company and starting her own business.