26.1 MPG 10.8 PPG 3.4 RPG 1.8 APG .8 SPG .4 BPG 42.8 % FG 35.8 % 3FG 67.9% FT
30.5 MPG 12.1 PPG 4.5 RPG 2.2 APG 1.3 SPG .5 BPG 39.8 % FG 34.1 % 3FG 60.7% FT
Cobb was undoubtedly the biggest acquisition of the offseason for the Minutemen and brings a proven scoring ability to a program in desperate need of a go to guy. The Fall River native starred at Wilbraham and Monson and was named All-New England Preparatory Athletic Council (NEPSAC) first team in his senior season. Cobb was ranked as a three star recruit and received scholarship offers from Northeast powerhouses such as UConn and Providence, but ultimately signed with the Fairfield Stags out of the Mid Atlantic Athletic Conference. In his Freshman season, he was named to the All Rookie team for the conference and followed that up with an even more impressive Sophomore campaign where he set a new school record for points. In fact, he recorded 46 points against Manhattan on an impressive 16-23 from the field and 9-12 from the three-point line. This was the 6th highest total in division 1 last season and Cobb followed it up with 22 more points in a win over Iona, ultimately being named MAAC player of the week. In the end, Cobb finished second on the team in scoring (12.1) only behind All-MAAC selection and the conference’s second leading scorer in Tyler Nelson. He was also third on the team in Rebounds (4.5), Steals (.8), and Assists (.2) and second in blocks (.5).
Cobb will have to sit out the upcoming season due to NCAA transfer policies but will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2018-2019. His impact on the UMass program may be underhyped at the moment but after a year of building chemistry through practice and fine tuning his skills, Cobb will be ready to step into the limelight for the Minutemen. He is a high volume scorer who can get buckets from all levels which should generate a lot of excitement around the team. Assuming the underclassmen do not declare for the draft and do not transfer, the three-headed attack of Pipkins, Holloway and Cobb looks to be one of the most dangerous and exciting trios in the Atlantic 10 and will hopefully help the program get back on track and into postseason play. For now, Cobb will have to watch from the sidelines, but look for him to make an immediate impact when he hits the court.
Role/Attributes: Scoring guard, 3 Level scorer
Quote: Cobb on the strengths of his game and Head Coach Matt McCall’s system
“I can shoot the ball pretty well. But I feel like I can get to the rim pretty well, especially in transition,”…“Seeing what (McCall) did at Chattanooga really fit the way I like to play. He has a lot of confidence in his guys shooting the ball. When I have confidence behind me I can make a lot of shots.”
Quote from Daily Hampshire Gazette article http://www.gazettenet.com/Fairfield-transfer-Curtis-Cobb-picks-UMass-9314430 by Matt Vantour