MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Former California men’s basketball and All-Pac-12 Conference standout guard Justin Cobbs will play with the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA Orlando Pro Summer League, the organization announced on Tuesday.
A three-time All-Pac-12 selection, Cobbs was a first-team all-conference pick as a senior in 2014. The 6-3 guard was voted a finalist for the 2014 Bob Cousy Award, recognizing the nation’s top point guard. Cobbs was also a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) First Team All-District selection as a senior with the Golden Bears. He ranked 24th nationally, averaging 5.8 assists per game last season. The guard finished his career with at least five assists in 60 out of his 102 games at Cal. Cobbs, who played the 2009-10 season at Minnesota, transferred to Cal for his sophomore year and has painted his name throughout the school’s career record books. He finished second with 531 career assists, 11th with 1,469 career points, third with a 5.2 apg. career assist average and seventh with a .817 career free throw percentage.
Cobbs ranked ninth in the Pac-12 in scoring as a senior last season with a team-best 15.6 ppg. average. He also ranked second in the league in assists (5.8 apg.) and third in assist-to-turnover ratio. Cobbs’ 204 assists during the 2013-14 season ranked fourth on Cal’s single-season assists chart.
This is great news! It's just the first step, sure, but he's got the opportunity. Hopefully, he takes full advantage of it and is able to make the team full-time. Good luck, Justin! What are your thoughts? Leave them in the comments and GO BEARS!