Northwestern Signs JerShon Cobb

    
November 19th, 2009
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.

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

High School:
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.

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.