Justin Cobbs Needs To Take Over For California Golden Bears

By Trevor Lowry
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With leading scorer Allen Crabbe dashing to the NBA, Justin Cobbs will have to take over for the California Golden Bears in the 2013-14 college basketball season.

Crabbe did average 18.4 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game this past season, so he will definitely be missed. Not to mention, he was a beast from behind the arc. However, Cobbs’ 15.1 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game and 4.8 assists per game was pretty darn good in his own right.

Expect him to lead this team in scoring next season. However, he will have to play big for California to be successful. When a team loses its best player, someone has to step up the next season, that is just how it works.

It seems like Cobbs’ decision to transfer from Minnesota a couple of years ago was the right one. For the Golden Gophers, Cobbs only played 10.7 minutes per game. In two seasons with Cal, Cobbs has averaged 30+ minutes per game. He has also been very effective to say the least.

Cobbs will have one more year left–since he will be a senior next season–and he should make some noise in his final year. There will still be other talent left on this team and that talent will have to step up as well, but I really think it will be up to Cobbs. Becoming a more effective three-point shooter would be beneficial, since he did only make 32.5 percent of his shots from behind the arc. His 44.8 percent from the field was solid though.

Look for Cobbs to have a big season next year.


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