Northwestern freshman JerShon Cobb is improving by the day, and that comes from both maturity and a healed back, according to coach Bill Carmody.
Cobb injured his back in the Wildcats' loss to St. John's last month at Madison Square Garden. He was not 100 percent until the day before the Illinois game Jan. 5 and at least he's not walking like a 70-year old man anymore. (Carmody's words, not mine.)
The 6-5 freshman guard had a strong game against Indiana Sunday, a 93-81 NU win, with 11 points and three three-pointers.
"Most of his scoring was done after the game was decided," Carmody said. "He made some shots and stole a couple balls and he looks like he belongs."
Senior Scott Concannon decided this week not to return to the football team for a fifth year of eligibility. Concannon, a running back, was injured for most of the season with a hip issue. He is on schedule to graduate in June.