Northwestern basketball needs more from JerShon Cobb


In order for Northwestern basketball to reach the NIT, they’ll need more from JerShon Cobb. The second option behind Drew Crawford, Cobb is second on the team in scoring, and they’re the only two that average double figures for the Wildcats. NU Coach Chris Collins has said on a few occasions that his team does not have the depth of other Big Ten schools, therefore his margin of error is smaller.

JerShon Cobb needs to be on it as much as possible.

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#72 Northwestern Wildcats: College Basketball 111 in 111

northwestern dance team

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

The streak continues… The Northwestern Wildcats missed the NCAA Tournament once again last season meaning the program has yet to put on their dancing shoes.  Bill Carmody loses star John Shurna and will likely see their streak go on for another year.

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Northwestern Signs Top 100 Recruit, 2010-11 Looking Better


By Paul M. Banks

 With today’s narrow escape over Tennessee State at home, (NU beat TSU 69-62) it’s starting to look like it might be a long year for Northwestern hoops. With their star, Kevin Coble out for the season, NU is searching for a new identity, and might lean on junior point guard Michael “Juice” Thompson, who had a career high 31 points today. But looking past this year, 2010-11 is shaping up to be very promising.

The nucleus (including Coble) will all return, and they’ll be joined by a top 100 national recruit in JerShon Cobb. The news was released Friday:

“JerShon will be a welcome addition to our program,” Head Coach Bill Carmody said. “With his versatility and ability to score, I think JerShon is capable of stepping in and helping us right away. He is a highly ranked recruit who comes from a region that produces some of the top basketball talent in the country.”

Cobb was a first-team Class AAA all-state selection in the state of Georgia after averaging 17.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game last season as a junior. He is ranked as a four-start recruit and the No. 90 collegiate prospect in his class by

JerShon Cobb
6-5 • 175
Decatur, Ga./Columbia

High School: Rated as a four-star recruit and the No. 90 national collegiate prospect by … First-team all-state selection of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Georgia Sportswriters Association and also Georgia Hoops as a junior … Averaged 17.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 2 steals per game during junior season … Team MVP … Scored 35 points against nationally ranked Pinewood Prep (S.C.) … Named to Kingdom of the Sun all-tournament team … Member of Class AAAA state championship team as a sophomore … Has helped Columbia High to a 105-6 record through first three prep seasons … Team captain … Three-year letterwinner … Honor roll student … Member of BETA Club …. Played AAU ball for the Atlanta Express … High school coach is Phil McCary.

Personal: Born JerShon Keion Cobb on 11/30/91 … Son of Jerran and Kesia Cobb … Columbia High alums include Chris Tucker (actor) and Gail Devers (track and field athlete) … Chose Northwestern over Cincinnati, Mississippi, Clemson, Marshall, Alabama and Florida.