The Gophers search for a point guard appears to be over, possibly. We have of course been here before, when Verdell Jones committed, then didn’t then went to Indiana in the search of more playing time.
This time, Marcus Fuller of the Pioneer Press along with other websites are reporting that Justin Cobbs, a 6’1” 185 lb true point guard out of California has verbally committed to play for the Gophers starting with the 2009-2010 season.
Cobbs avereaged 17 ppg with 8 assists per game last year. His biggest upside, especially considering the last few years, is that he is a 90% free throw shooter. He was ranked an 85 by ESPN, and was reportedly being recruited by San Diego State, Iowa, California, Washington State, and USC.
No word yet on how this would affect Darius Smith, another Gopher point guard target, but with limited scholarships, one can only assume Darius Smith will be playing elsewhere.