The Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Cockburn averaged 13.3 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks this past season. He attempted one 3-pointer all season, so is not the prototypical NBA big man of the modern game, but more of an old-school, low-post banger. “Kofi’s dropped 11-12 pounds, he’s down to 290 since he checked in,” Underwood said earlier this season “He’s dropped 3 percent body fat down to 8 1/2-9 percent now. You combine 7 foot and a 7-6 1/2 wingspan and you’ve got a guy who’s playing himself into great shape and he’s really a physical specimen.” Underwood said Cockburn, who transferred to Oak Hill from New York power Christ the King before his senior season, has a “tremendous personality.” “He’s got a very keen sense of what goes on on the basketball court and he knows when to utilize
7-foot, 290 pound Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Illinois center Kofi Cockburn has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft. pic.twitter.com/j14PcbsPY4— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) April 7, 2020
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Illinois freshman Kofi Cockburn of the @NYRhoops is testing the NBA Draft waters pic.twitter.com/6QBMjOj5Nt— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 7, 2020