Cobb piecing together solid season

RALEIGH, N.C. — Playing alongside two major college signees can be a blessing and a curse. For Cobb this season, teaming with elder studs has boosted his recruitment.

By and large, Wilbraham & Monson (Mass.) boasts acclaim for its frontcourt. UNLV signee Goodluck Okonoboh is the defensive specialist at center and stretch forward Max Hoetzel will take his shooting stroke to Indiana next season.

But junior guard Curtis Cobb also is winning admirers this season. The smooth scorer excels at attacking off the dribble, using above-average quickness to beat his man and then finishing cleverly in traffic. Cobb prefers to jump off one foot even watch he's confronted by a big man, and he excels using his left hand to finish even when he jumps off his left (lead) leg, a far more difficult shot.

Here at the HSOT Invitational this week, Cobb will draw lots of eyeballs from fans expecting the two seniors to dominate for their club. At times on Thursday, in fact, it was Cobb who played most impressively on offense. He led W&M in scoring with 19 points on 9-19 shooting, adding six rebounds and five assists. His ball skills are solid and he also impressed with his defensive instincts, getting several steals by anticipating passes and then driving the other way.

Cobb isn't an elite athlete and attempted only on three-pointer (which he missed very long), so we'll be curious to watch him in the spring and summer with Mass Rivals to chart his progress.

College coaches will be among the interested parties at his games for the remainder of this season and extending into the travel circuit as well.

"I've got a lot of interest right now," Cobb said. "Creighton contacts me a lot, Providence contacts me a lot, and UConn, West Virginia, Tulsa, Florida State, Boston College and URI."

Cobb said that he has offers from the Bluejays, Huskies, Golden Hurricane and Rams.


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