The month of July was supposed to be a big one for Michael Cobbins. The 6-foot-8 power forward from Amarillo (Tex.) Palo Duro was working off a terrific spring and would have played in front of tons of college coaches. Unfortunately, his July was cut short due to a knee injury.
Even with the injury, Cobbins still was able to make his name at the NBPA Camp and the few days of Reebok All-American Camp that he was able to compete in.
"It's been pretty good," said Cobbins of his pre-injury experience. "Going to the NBA Camp was a great experience because there were so many players in one place competing hard. Then, being out it Reebok it's great to have that type of experience."
A long and lean four man who can really run the floor, Cobbins is coming on rapidly as a prospect. Formerly known as a shot blocker and rebounder, his offense has come along quickly. He's hitting short jumpers, attacking some off the bounce and even has some schools telling him he could play the wing, even if he's most comfortable at the four.
"Some schools tell me I have a chance to play the three," Cobbins told Go Pokes. "But, most schools recruit me as a four. I'm comfortable with that."
His recruitment, is one that has become quite crowded in a hurry.
With regards to Oklahoma State, Cobbins said that he likes Travis Ford's up and down system and how they are putting together a roster full of athletes. The idea of playing close to home in the Big 12 is also appealing but for now he's taking his time with things and will re-evaluate his list after the summer.
"Maybe around Sepetember or so, when school is getting ready to start," said Cobbins of when he'll cut down his list. "I'm going to cut it down, get my list and take five visits. I'll sign in the fall."