Western Illinois junior point guard Kobe Webster played three full seasons and all ended with double-figured scoring averages.
The 6-foot guard stepped into the program and averaged 15.9 points, 3.5 assist and 4.1 rebounds. His sophomore campaign saw steady improvement as he upped his scoring average to 17.0 points per game, and also averaged 4.4 rebounds and 3.1 assist per game, while shooting a career high 41.3% from three.
His junior campaign went just as advertised for the playmaker that finished with 17.1 points, 3.6 assist and 3.2 rebounds. He was on his way to a huge senior season for the Leathernecks before the firing of Billy Wright.
But after the Athletic Director decided to part ways with the coach after six seasons, Webster decided to part ways with the University and enter his name in the transfer portal.
First and for most, I thank God for giving me the opportunity to do what I love each and everyday. Thank you to all my friends and family who have supported me throughout my basketball journey. Thank you Coach Wright, Coach Jones, and the entire Western Illinois staff first taking the chance on me coming out of high school. I have accomplished a lot both on an off the court while creating undeniable relationships in my three years at WIU. With that said, after my graduation in May, I will be transferring to continue my academic and basketball career. #RIPSKT
Seton Hall, Cal, Wichita State, Montana, Alabama, Nebraska, Tulane and Florida Atlantic have all shown interest in the transfer, who doesn’t plan on making any speedy decision on his future.
“No date as of now,” Webster said of when he’ll decide. “Probably sometime early summer after I graduate. I’m looking to take some visits probably during April.”
Webster will be a great addition for any team looking for a college ready guard that can put the ball in the basket. Webster scored in double figures in all but four games his junior season, including a 40-point outing against Nebraska-Omaha where he finished with a season-high five three point makes.
Webster lead Western Illinois in scoring and assist in his three year playing career for the program, while also garnering Summit League honors in all three years.
He has proven himself as a capable scorer at the Division I level and that’s why many programs have decided to court the graduate transfer that will be eligible to play immediately.
But not every program will have a shot. Webster has his ideal destination and knows exactly what it will look like if he’s at the helm.
“I want to go somewhere that I can continue to produce and be a significant part of winning,” he explained. “I’ve produced for three years so there is no reason to take a step back in my role. I just want to do it at a higher level and with more of a winning culture.”