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Posted On: 08/6/18 2:00 PM
As he heads into his junior season, Cooper Hobson will have a new team, and the 6-foot-3 guard looks to prove why he’s considered one of Idaho’s top 2020s.
A sharpshooter with some athleticism to boot, Hobson is a guy that cold light it up for his new team, Preston, this winter.
“My skill-set is mainly shooting, that’s what I’m good at. And then getting to the hole and getting by people is another thing I’m good at, and that’s what I’ve been working on,” said Hobson.
“Some things that I need to work on more are definitely ball-handling and shooting some more.”
His 16U offseason was spent playing with Cache Valley Elite, one of the area’s better AAU teams. Hobson was able to showcase his versatility as a player more than anything else with that squad.
“This summer, we went to five different tournaments, and I played the four for that team, I was like a post and a guard,” he said. “There were sometimes where plays drawn up for me to shoot the 3, and other times where plays were drawn up for me top post up. I just did a little of everything.”
After spending his freshman and sophomore seasons at West Side, Hobson has transferred into Preston, where he’ll spend his upperclassman years.
“The reason why I decided to make that switch was there were issues the the school I was at. And my parents and I decided that if I were to go to Preston, they have a better basketball program, and it’d be a little better for me to be seen by scouts and maybe get to the next level,” said Hobson.
Still with two years left to be seen by college scouts, Hobson has plenty of time for the recruitment to materialize. But there is one school he knows of that is showing some initial interest.
“I know that Idaho State is interested,” said Hobson. “They’ve told my coach that.”