Junior guard JerShon Cobb suspended for upcoming season

Junior guard JerShon Cobb has been suspended from the Northwestern men’s basketball team for the 2012-13 season.

Cobb’s suspension was due to violations of team policy, according to a release from the NU athletic department. The release did not include specific details regarding the violation.

“There are standards that each student-athlete is expected to uphold,” coach Bill Carmody said in a statement. “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.”

Cobb’s suspension is a major blow to the Wildcats’ hopes of earning their first ever NCAA Tournament bid. He missed 12 games due to a hip injury but demonstrated his potential to play a major role for the Cats in limited action, with an average 7.1 points and 1.38 steals per game. In March, he led NU with 24 points and 8 rebounds in a 75-68 overtime loss to Minnesota. Without him, NU will have one less scoring threat as it seeks to replace departed forward John Shurna’s offensive production.

Cobb was a former four-star recruit and ranked No. 90 in his recruiting class, according to Rivals.com.

He remains enrolled at NU and still has two years of eligibility.

— Colin Becht