Moctoberfest is a month-long celebration of Chattanooga Mocs men's basketball. It includes historical moments, social media interactions and introduction to UTC's freshmen among the myriad of video tributes and stories.
Day 22 focuses on freshman point guard Farad Cobb. Cobb is a highly-rated recruit who was brought in to provide immediate minutes at the one.
"He certainly did not come here to sit and watch," head coach John Shulman stated. "And with Tay's (Dontay Hampton) injury, he needs to be ready right out of the gate.
"He is a super confident kid," Shulman continued. "He's a winner. Farad can handle it and really shoot that ball. He's a true gym rat."
Cobb was a four-year starter at Summit Christian playing for Murray Smith. A native of West Palm Beach, Fla., he led the Fighting Saints to a 107-16 record and the 2011 Florida Class A State Championship. Summit was the 2A runner-up in 2009 and made the A final four in 2010.
ESPN.com rated Farad the No. 38 point guard in the nation in the 2012 recruiting class and No. 1 in Florida. The two-time Palm Beach Post Player of the Year averaged 27.8 points, 6.7 assists and 5.8 rebounds per game as a senior. That came after posting 22 points per contest as a junior.
His long list of accolades includes 2012 Fort Lauderdale SunSentinel Player of the Year and Orlando Sentinel Top 10 for all classifications. Cobb also made first team Class 3A All-State. He earned All-County honors all four years and was the 2009 Kingdom of the Sun three-point shooting champion.
He was already familiar with the game of one of his teammates before setting foot on Chattanooga's vibrant campus. Cobb was AAU teammates with Eric Robertson playing for Winfred Jordan and the Atlanta Xpress.
The son of Rita and Willie Cobb, he is undecided on his major at this time.
Chattanooga opens the season Monday, November 12, against Tennessee Temple in McKenzie Arena at 7 p.m. Season tickets for a school-record 18-game home slate are available. Call 266-MOCS (6627), go online here at GoMocs.com or stop by the Gate One McKenzie Arena Ticket Office. Single-game tickets are also on sale now.
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1 - First NCAA DI Game
2 - Walter "Moose" McGary
3 - Stephen McDowell
4 - 1980 Recruiting Class
5 - Gerald Wilkins 4-point Play
6 - Social Media Factoid: UTC's 10 NCAA appearances are the most in the SoCon since joining the league in 1977-78. Leaders: Chattanooga 10, Davidson 7, ETSU 6, Marshall 3, App State 2, Furman 2, Wofford 2, Western Carolina 1, UNCG 1 and College of Charleston 1. Sources: http://twitter.com/GoMocsMBB & http://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaMocs
7 - LeVert Threats to Keith Nelson Buzzer-Beater
8 - 1st NCAA Tournament Win
9 - Social Media Factoid: Today's Moctoberfest Factoid is in honor of tomorrow's 30 minutes or less ticket promotion. Derrick Kirce holds the UTC record for career 30-point games with 5 in his 2 seasons (1990-91). He scored 1,113 points which is a school record for a two-year player averaging 19.5 points per contest, another all-time leading mark. Chad Copeland (1993-94) is the only Moc with back-to-back 30-pt games. He scored 30 in a home win over Southern Miss on Jan. 2, 1994 and followed with 33 keying a one-point road win three nights later at Furman. Sources: http://twitter.com/GoMocsMBB & http://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaMocs
10 - Drazen Zlovaric Makes ESPN Top 10 Plays
11 - TRIVIA GIVEAWAY: Who led the Mocs in scoring in the two 1997 NCAA Tournament wins over Georgia and Illinois? Answer: Willie Young with 39 (24 vs. UGa/15 vs. Illini).
12 - Meet Gee McGhee
13 - Ty Patterson Beats Shot Clock in 2009 SoCon Championship Game
14 - Meet Alex Bran
15 - Meet Eric Robertson
16 - 1985 NIT Quarterfinalists
17 - Deal's Pass to Wilkins in 1985 NIT at Lamar
18 - TRIVIA GIVEAWAY: What Southern Conference opponent have the Mocs played the most in their history? Answer: Samford, 83 games (48-35). Western Carolina is second with 78 followed by Appalachian State (72) and The Citadel (70). The Catamounts are the most frequent SoCon regular season opponent with 64 games with UTC holding a 46-18 record in those league contests.
19 - Dontay Hampton Coast to Coast Game Winner
20 - Social Media Factoid: Today's Moctoberfest Factoid keys on the long list of professional players that Chattanooga has produced over the years. There are currently 16 former Mocs active in professional leagues all over the globe. Click here for a list of NBA Draft Picks and recent UTC players in the pros. Sources: http://twitter.com/GoMocsMBB & http://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaMocs
21 - Chris Mims Game Winner in 1997 SoCon Championship
22 - Meet Farad Cobb
23 - Remembering the NCAA Sweet 16 Team
24 - Meet Casey Jones
25 - TRIVIA GIVEAWAY
26 - Mocs Top Moments
27 - 2009 Tourney Run Nets New Fanatic
28 - Championship Tradition
29 - Mocs Top Moments
30 - TRIVIA GIVEAWAY
31 - Mocs Top Moments