Northwestern suspended junior guard JerShon Cobb for the entire 2012-13 season due to a violation of team rules, the Wildcats announced Friday.
The specific rules that were violated were not disclosed and the 6-foot-5 shooting guard will 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 released by the university. 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 started 33 games during his first two seasons in Evanston, averaging 7.3 points and 22.5 minutes. He averaged 7.1 points a game in 2011-12.
The loss hurts the Wildcats chances of reaching their first NCAA tournament in school history.