JerShon Cobb banned for year

Updated: September 21, 2012, 5:46 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Northwestern junior guard JerShon Cobb has been suspended for the upcoming season because of violations of team policy, the school announced on Friday.

Cobb, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, will sit out this season and have two years of eligibility remaining.

"There are standards that each student-athlete is expected to uphold," Northwestern coach Bill Carmody said in a statement. "JerShon has our complete support as he works to fulfill those expectations and we look forward to having him rejoin the program in a full capacity in the future."

Cobb has started 33 games and has averaged 7.3 points and 22.5 minutes in his first two seasons. He was expected to provide the Wildcats depth in their backcourt this season as they attempt to reach their first NCAA tournament.

Scott Powers is a general reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.