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Exclusive: Justin Cobbs Interview


Golden Bear Lair was able to ask Justin Cobbs, a Guard for Cal Basketball, some questions about his training, the team, and more.

Justin Cobbs played for Bishop Montgomery in High School. He was named the co-player of the year as a Junior in California. As a senior, he had 20.4 points, 4.5 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game while leading Bishop Montgomery to 2nd place in the California Division IV tourny. He won the John Wooden Award and most valuable player for CIF Division IV.

During his freshman year at Minnesota, he averaged 2.1 points, 1.3 assists and 10.7 minutes per game. He played in 34 of 35 games that year (2009-2010).

Cobbs had to sit out last season because of NCAA transfer rules after he came to Cal from Minnesota.  Justin looks to help Cal Mens Basketball get the first Pac-12 title this upcoming season (2011-2012).

After the jump, the full interview with Justin Cobbs.

Golden Bear Lair: What made you want to transfer to Cal specifically?

Justin Cobbs: “I transferred to Cal because I like the coaching staff and the great academics. It was a great opportunity for me to accomplish a lot of things.”

GBL: How have you prepared to play next season with Cal?

JC: “I prepared by staying in shape. Working on my body, staying strong and quick. Also working on my game in the gym every chance I get.”

GBL: What do you see as your role on the team next season?

JC: “Next year I see myself as a scorer, defensive stopper and most important a leader, the coach on the floor.”

GBL: Are you excited to go to Europe this summer? Do you think this trip will help the team out as a whole?

JC: “I’m very excited. I love my team. We bond so well together so I think being out there will only help our chemistry on and off the court. Lastly we will get a head start on the court
playing with each other. Hopefully, that will carry over to the season.”

GBL: Thanks Justin for answering our questions. We’ll be rooting for you and the whole team next season to get a Pac-12 title.

JC: “No Problem, GO BEARS!”

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