Eric Cobb reinstated to UConn men’s basketball team
After missing the past month due to “conduct detrimental to the team,” Eric Cobb has been reinstated to the UConn men’s basketball team.
Cobb, a 6-foot-9 junior, was indefinitely suspended by coach Kevin Ollie on Jan. 8. While the team never announced what Cobb’s infraction was, multiple sources have indicated that Cobb engaged in a very heated, insult-laden argument with Ollie that led to the suspension.
Cobb participated in practice on Thursday.
Cobb, who began his career at South Carolina and played last season at Chipola Junior College, is averaging 2.1 points and 3.2 rebounds per game for the Huskies. He has not been involved in any team activities for the past month, but has been seen working out on his own inside Gampel Pavilion several times.
Cobb has had issues as a collegian before. As a freshman at South Carolina two years ago, he and teammate Jamall Gregory were arrested and charged with property crimes related to a string of BB-gun related incidents. Cobb left the team after the season and enrolled at Chipola, where he had no behavioral incidents and was a popular kid on the team and around campus, Chipola coach Bret Campell said back in March.
Cobb got off to a decent start on the floor at UConn but battled injury and foul-trouble issues before his suspension. He should provide help to a young front line that has struggled to produce for much of this season.
The Huskies (12-12, 5-6 AAC) face No. 22 Wichita State on the road on Saturday at 6 p.m.