Report: Gophers’ backup point guard could transfer

Marco LaNave

Gophers freshman basketball player Justin Cobbs could transfer to another school, according to a report by the Star Tribune.

The report cited a source familiar with the situation saying that Cobbs will "probably" transfer after just one season of playing as a backup point guard for the Gophers.

Cobbs, who played at Bishop Montgomery High School in Los Angeles, played in 34 games off the bench and averaged 10.7 minutes, 2.1 points and 1.3 assists per contest. He played behind junior Al Nolen and sophomore Devoe Joseph, who became the starting point guard in mid-January and was named to the All-Big Ten tournament team after helping Minnesota reach its first-ever conference championship game.

Minnesota appears to still be in the running for Joseph’s highly-touted younger brother, point guard Cory Joseph, the No. 7 overall recruit in the 2010 class, according to Rivals.com.

The Gophers announced on Wednesday that they’ve signed three-star center Maurice Walker, who joins three-star center Elliott Eliason and three-star shooting guard Austin Hollins, both of whom signed with Minnesota in November.