Cobb to Garden City, Chippeaux to Tabor

A couple of small college moves around the state that could have big impacts next season, with a pair of 6-foot-7 forwards finding their college homes.

Region VI champ Garden City Community College made a big splash — quite literally — by signing 6-foot-7, 240-pound Ronald Cobb out of Wichita Southeast. Cobb is a nice player who seemed to be playing his best basketball at the end of the year in the Buffs’ run to a Class 6A runner-up finish and averaged 8.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game. He put together a nice string of double-doubles at th eend of the year and showed that he’s got a great upside. GCCC coach Kris Baumann thinks Cobb can develop into a mid-major Division I player.

“He’s not an above the rim guy, but he’s got a high basketball IQ,” Baumann told me Sunday night. “We feel like he’s a great addition.”

Goddard’s Ryan Chippeaux (10.7 points, 5.7 rebounds) picked Tabor — which also beat out Garden City, amongst others. He’s another player with a lot of upside — don’t think that he won’t be one of the top players in the KCAC someday. 6-foot-7 and can run. That’s all I’m saying.

I’m out.

TA