California Golden Bears Need A Healthy Justin Cobbs

By Trevor Lowry
Justin Cobbs
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Justin Cobbs will be the best returning player on the California Golden Bears for the 2013-14 college basketball season. With that said, Cal needs a healthy Cobbs to be successful.

Cobbs should be back to full strength when the season starts, which is great news for the Golden Bears. He fractured his foot back in August, but has had plenty of time to heal.

He averaged 15.1 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game and 4.8 assists per game last season. He is the highest returning scorer and assist man, so you can definitely say that he will play a very important role in the upcoming season.

Cal will be losing its leading scorer in Allen Crabbe. Crabbe averaged 18.4 points per game last season. Incoming freshman Jabari Bird will have the tough task of trying to replace Crabbe. Luckily, Bird is one of the best recruits coming in.

Regardless, Cobbs is going to have to be the leader of this team and he will likely have to step up in the scoring department. Scoring 15.1 points per game is very solid, but losing a player that scored 18+ points per game is a pretty big deal. Cobbs will not be able to replace Crabbe’s scoring by himself, but he has the talent to score more than 15 points per game.

Cobbs shot 44.8 percent from the field and 32.5 percent from behind the arc last season. He is a very solid player to say the least and California needs him to be healthy if it plans on making the NCAA tournament in the 2013-14 season.

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