Guard JerShon Cobb was suspended by the Northwestern Wildcats on Friday afternoon for a violation of team policy. It was quite the surprising announcement considering Cobb was one of the up-and-coming players in the Big Ten Conference and one of Northwestern's better returning players.
In its release, the school noted that Cobb is still enrolled at Northwestern and will continue to be a part of the basketball program while maintaining two years of athletic eligibility. Head coach Bill Carmody didn't elaborate on the reasons Cobb was suspended in his press release quote:
"There are standards that each student-athlete is expected to uphold. JerShon has our complete support as he works to fulfill those expectations and we look forward to having him rejoin the program in a full capacity in the future."
Senior guard Drew Crawford is the only returning player on the team that averaged double-figures in scoring last season as the Wildcats nearly made the NCAA Tournament. With Cobb's suspension, he'll be leaned on even heavier by a young Northwestern team.
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