EVANSTON, Ill. -
Northwestern head men's basketball coach Bill Carmody
announced the signing of JerShon Cobb (Decatur, Ga./Columbia) to a National Letter of Intent.
"JerShon will be a welcome addition to our program," 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 Rivals.com
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Rated as a four-star recruit and the No. 90 national collegiate prospect by Rivals.com
... 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.
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.