Northwestern Wildcats' JerShon Cobb Needs To Have A Big Season

By Trevor Lowry
Washington Huskies
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The Northwestern Wildcats will have something to look forward to in the 2013-14 college basketball season, like getting a new head coach and a couple of talented players returning to the team. Luckily, JerShon Cobb will be back from his suspension, but he will need to have a big season.

In the 2011-12 season, Cobb averaged 7.1 points per game in just 20.4 minutes per game. He also shot 41.7 percent from the field and 31.1 percent from behind the arc (made 14 threes). Those numbers don’t scream Player of the Year or anything like that, but with more playing time, Cobb could be a very important player for the Wildcats.

Northwestern needs all the help it can get in the 2013-14 season since it did finish with a 13-19 record overall and 4-14 record in the Big Ten. The conference is not getting any easier to play in, which means the Wildcats will eventually have to improve if they ever plan on making the NCAA tournament, which is something they have never done before.

Luckily, Drew Crawford will be back from injury in the upcoming season and he has the talent to be one of the best players in the conference. Hopefully he does not skip a beat when he takes the court and hopefully he helps lead Northwestern to a good season.

Back to Cobb. He should play a big role for the team, which will allow him to score more points. However, he needs to work on his shot some, which would help him maximize his talent.

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