Editor's Note: This is the final installment of a four-part series as Gophersports.com gets to know Tubby Smith's second recruiting class at the U of M.
Gophersports: You were recruited by several schools, what made you decide to come to Minnesota?
Justin Cobbs: "The opportunity to come in and play early and travel with a good group of guys who like to work hard. Of course coming to play for coach like Tubby Smith was very important also."
GS: How are you adjusting to life around campus?
Cobbs: "It's different because you have to work on time management and know where to be at a certain time. I'm ready for the adjustment and know that it is time to grow up. I realize that I am on my own now.
GS: Besides the weather, what's the biggest difference between Minnesota and California?
Cobbs: "I'd say it's less conjested. Los Angeles is more fast moving. There are a lot of people going here and there. Here it's more quiet and mellow. You can be by yourself and not deal with a whole lot of people. That's what I like."
GS: What have you been up to this summer?
Cobbs: "Just working out and trying to do some studying. Basically just school and working out."
GS: Have you been able to hang out with your teammates?
Cobbs: "I hang out with a lot of them, especially Rodney Williams. Rodney and I talk a lot and I've also been hanging with Al [Nolen] and Damien [Johnson]."
GS: What are your expectations for the season?
Cobbs: "As for the team I hope we qualify and go far in the NCAA tournament. As far as personal, I just want to be the best player that I can be, offensively and defensively. I want to do whatever it takes to get onto the court."
GS: How do you see yourself fitting into Coach Smith's style of play?
Cobbs: "I feel I'm a good fit. I can push the ball and play defense."
GS: If you had the day to yourself, what would you do and why?
Cobbs: "I'd probably chill with family because you can't take any of that for granted. I would be with my mom, my dad and my little sister."
GS: Is your family planning on coming to any games this season?
Cobbs: "My dad is planning on coming to a lot of games. We play in Anaheim this year and my family will come out there to watch me play. They also plan on attending some of the conference games."
GS: "If you could meet any celebrity who would it be and why?
Cobbs: "Probably Lebron James because what he did for basketball. Plus he's my favorite player and I would love to see what the life of LeBron would be like."
GS: "Is there a player you try to pattern your style of play after?
Cobbs: "Chris Paul, because of the way he goes up and down the court, giving out the ball and scoring when he needs to."
GS: Do you have a favorite TV show?
Cobbs: "Not really because I watch a lot of movies."
GS: Okay, how about a favorite movie?
Cobbs: "Probably Love & Basketball and Glory Road."
GS: Who are you listening to on your iPod right now?
Cobbs: "Trey Songz and Lil' Wayne."
GS: Do you have a nickname?
Cobbs: "J. Cobbs."