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JerShon Cobb hired as men’s basketball Director of Player Development

A former NU swingman and team captain, Cobb played for Chris Collins for two seasons

Northwestern v Michigan State Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images

Former NU captain JerShon Cobb is the new Director of Player Development, the men’s basketball program announced in a press release Thursday afternoon.

With the hire, Chris Collins has completed his staff for the 2018-19 season. Cobb replaces A.J. Guyton, who joined Tavaras Hardy at Loyola (Md.) as an assistant coach following one year as NU’s Director of Player Development.

Along with the press release, the program announced the hire with a video featuring some of Cobb’s Wildcat highlights.

Cobb played in 94 games at guard for Northwestern from 2010-11 to 2014-15, averaging 8.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game. Cobb battled injuries and reported academic issues during his time at Northwestern, but he was a team captain for Collins during the 2014-15 season. He played eight games in the NBA G-League in 2015-16.

“We are really excited to bring JerShon back home to Northwestern,” Collins said via press release. “He is going to be a great role model and mentor for our guys. There is nobody better to help our guys become the best student-athletes they can be than someone who wore the jersey, went to the same classes, lived in the same dorms and played for the same coach. I think he is going to be a tremendous resource for us as we try to improve this basketball program.”