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Northwestern Announces 2014-15 Team Captains

The Wildcats have released their captains for this season.

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As the season starts to approach, many teams are starting to make announcements about not only their schedule and rosters, but also about various aspects of their team.  Northwestern made an announcement on Monday that revealed their captains for the 2014-15 season.  They were solid sections.

Northwestern's 2014-15 captains are JerShon Cobb, Tre Demps, and Dave Sobolewski.  Cobb is a senior and Sobolewski are seniors and Demps is a junior.  If you're looking for captains with experience, these are the type of players you would want to select.  As Chris Collins moves into Year 2, these three could be crucial in determining how far this program progress.

Here is Northwestern's full release:

Northwestern's men's basketball program has named its team captains for the upcoming 2014-15 season as voted upon by the team's members.

Redshirt senior JerShon Cobb, senior Dave Sobolewski and redshirt junior Tre Demps were the three individuals selected by their teammates to serve in the leadership role.

Cobb has appeared in 73 career games, including making 57 starts. He posted career-best averages of 12.2 points and 4.8 rebounds per game last season, ranking second on the team in the former category. A native of Decatur, Ga., Cobb led the team with a .352 3-point field goal percentage in 2013-14. He scored a season-high 23 points against Minnesota and had 22 at Michigan State.

Sobolewski, a Naperville, Ill., native, enters his final season at NU ranked sixth in school history with 312 career assists. A 2011-12 Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection, Sobolewski has appeared in 92 career games with 86 starts. His 127 assists as a sophomore are the eighth-best single-season total in school history. Sobolewski's 724 career points are tops among all returning Northwestern players.

A native of San Antonio, Texas, Demps provided the Wildcats with a huge boost off the bench a year ago. His average of 11.0 points per game last season ranked among the nation's leaders for individuals who primarily came off the bench. Demps scored a career-best 23 points against DePaul and tallied 20 points in a win over Iowa in the Big Ten tournament. He has appeared in 68 career games with 16 starts.

BTPowerhouse will keep you posted as further announcements are released.