Cobbins, a 6-foot-8 power forward, averaged 17.5 points and 10.3 boards for Amarillo (Tex.) Palo Duro this past season. He runs with the New Mexico Force on the traveling team circuit.
"He's a long 6-8, very slender build but has amazing length with very long arms and he's a left-handed kid," Palo Duro coach Jeff Evans said. "He shoots the ball well. He's not a great shooter yet but he's working his way towards that. He's real versatile; he can score inside and at the rim and he can step out and hit a shot."
Cobbins has a wide range of programs on his list, including some like New Mexico (2 hours) that are reasonably close to home. Can he leave the region?
"I've talked to Mike quite a bit about this. I know when a kid's getting recruited a lot of places sound good but they're afraid to get away. Mike seems pretty open about leaving the region. I think he truly wants to go to the best place and not let the location determine the pick."