Quinn Cook

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Quinn Cook
Quinn Cook 1.jpg
Cook with Duke in 2011
No. 22 – New Orleans Pelicans
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1993-03-23) March 23, 1993 (age 24)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 179 lb (81 kg)
Career information
High school Oak Hill Academy
(Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
College Duke (2011–2015)
NBA draft 2015 / Undrafted
Playing career 2015–present
Career history
2015–2017 Canton Charge
2017 Dallas Mavericks
2017–present New Orleans Pelicans
Career highlights and awards

Quinn Alexander Cook (born March 23, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Duke University[1] and was one of the top rated basketball recruits in the class of 2011.

High school career[edit]

Cook started his high school career at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. Cook played his freshman,[2] sophomore,[3] and junior,[4] seasons at DeMatha. During Cook's career at DeMatha, the Stags had an 85-18 record and finished as the number one ranked team in the state of Maryland during Cook's junior season.

During the summer prior to his senior season, Cook announced that he would be transferring to Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia.[5] Cook followed in the footsteps of Oak Hill Academy's great tradition of point guards, which includes William Avery, Steve Blake, Brandon Jennings, Ty Lawson, Rajon Rondo, Nolan Smith, Rod Strickland, and Marcus Williams.[6]

During Quinn Cook's senior season at Oak Hill Academy he led the Warriors to a 31-4 record,[7] averaging 19.1 ppg, 10.9 apg and 2.5 steals.[8]

Following his junior season, Cook was named the Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year, becoming the first junior in 30 years to receive the award and was the only junior to be named 2010 All-Met first team.[9] Cook was also named to the Washington Post 2009 All-Met third team, the only sophomore to be listed among the ‘09 All-Met teams.[10]

Cook was invited to play in the fifth annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 game prior to his senior season, joining future Duke teammates Austin Rivers, Alex Murphy, and Michael Gbinije in the game.[11]

Following his senior season at Oak Hill Academy, Cook was named a Second Team All-American by Maxpreps.[12] and was also a participant in the 2011 McDonald's All-American Game.[13]

College recruitment[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Quinn Cook
PG
Washington D.C. Oak Hill Academy 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Nov 4, 2010 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 96

Cook signed his letter of intent to play basketball at Duke on November 4, 2010, his announcement was broadcast live on ESPNU.[14] He chose Duke over Villanova, UCLA, and North Carolina.[14] When asked why he decided to attend Duke, he stated, "The reason I chose Duke is because of Coach K."

Cook was ranked the #38 player by ESPNU,[8] the #38 player by Rivals.com,[15] and the #37 player by Scout.com[16] coming out of high school.

Cook was a part of a five player recruiting class for Duke in 2011, which also included Austin Rivers, Alex Murphy, Marshall Plumlee and Michael Gbinije. Duke's 2011 class was the second best recruiting class in the entire country according to ESPNU.[17]

College career[edit]

Although Duke traveled to China and Dubai during the summer prior to his freshman season, Cook was forced to sit out all four exhibition games due to a lingering knee injury that he suffered during the summer before his freshman year. Cook's debut in a Duke uniform was October 14, 2011 at Duke's annual Countdown to Craziness, he scored 7 points and passed for 2 assists in his first game as a Blue Devil.[18] Cook's career high during his freshman season was 14 points, which came against UNC Greensboro on December 19, 2011.[19]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Duke 33 4 11.7 .405 .250 .776 1.0 1.9 .4 .1 4.4
2012–13 Duke 36 34 33.6 .416 .393 .877 3.8 5.3 1.4 .1 11.7
2013–14 Duke 35 22 29.8 .432 .371 .827 2.2 4.4 1.3 .0 11.6
2014–15 Duke 39 39 35.9 .458 .404 .885 3.3 2.8 1.0 .0 16.0
Career 143 112 27.8 .433 .377 .848 2.6 3.7 1.1 .1 10.9

Professional career[edit]

Canton Charge and Dallas Mavericks (2015–2017)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft, Cook joined the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Orlando Summer League and the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Las Vegas Summer League.[20] In September 2015, he signed with the Cavaliers,[21] only to be waived by the team on October 24 after appearing in six preseason games.[22] On October 30, he was acquired by the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Cavaliers.[23] On November 14, he made his professional debut in a 106–99 loss to the Maine Red Claws, recording 15 points, one rebound, one assist and one steal in 36 minutes.[24] On February 5, 2016, he was named in the East All-Star team for the 2016 NBA D-League All-Star Game as a replacement for the injured DeAndre Liggins.[25] On April 11, he was named Rookie of the Year after averaging 19.6 points and 5.4 assists to go with 3.9 rebounds in 43 games while shooting 47 percent from the field and connecting on a team-high 86 three-pointers.[26] At the season's end, he was named to the All-NBA D-League Third Team and the All-Rookie Team.[27]

In July 2016, Cook joined the NBA D-League Select Team for the 2016 NBA Summer League. On September 24, 2016, he signed with the New Orleans Pelicans,[28] but was waived on October 22 after appearing in three preseason games.[29] On November 1, he was reacquired by the Canton Charge.[30] On February 18, 2017, he was named the MVP of the 2017 D-League All-Star Game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome after recording an 18-point, 12-assist double-double.[31]

On February 26, 2017, Cook signed a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks.[32] He made his NBA debut the following day, recording two points, two rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes off the bench, in a 96–89 win over the Miami Heat.[33] On March 7, 2017, he had his best game as a Maverick, scoring 10 points in a 122–111 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.[34]

On March 8, 2017, after his 10-day contract with the Mavericks expired, Cook returned to the Charge.[35]

New Orleans Pelicans (2017–present)[edit]

On March 19, 2017, Cook signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.[36]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Dallas 5 0 15.4 .440 .357 .000 .6 2.4 .2 .0 5.4
Career 5 0 15.4 .440 .357 .000 .6 2.4 .2 .0 5.4

National team career[edit]

Cook was named to 2009–10 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team on May 28, 2009. He was a member of the 2009 USA U16 National Team that posted a 5-0 mark, captured the 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship gold medal and qualified the U.S. for the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship, he started all five games and averaged 15.6 points 3.6 rebounds and a team-high 5.0 assists per game. He was also a member of the 2010 USA U17 World Championship Team that posted a perfect 8-0 record and captured the gold medal. Cook started all eight games and averaged 7.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game, while dishing out a tournament-leading 7.4 assists.[37]

On January 16, 2011, he was named to the 2011 USA Basketball Junior National Select Team which competed against a World Select Team in the annual Nike Hoop Summit.[38] Cook had 12 points and 3 assists in 16 minutes, and Team USA went on to beat the World Select Team 92-80.[39]

Personal life[edit]

Cook's father, Ted Cook, was a noted entrepreneur and a strong influence in his son's life. Ted died unexpectedly in 2008, and Cook was determined to do the best he could in basketball following his father's death.[40]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "DeMatha High School (Hyattsville, MD) 07-08 Basketball Roster". Maxpreps.com. 2008-02-24. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  3. ^ "Quinn Cook's (Hyattsville, MD) High School Timeline". MaxPreps.com. 2010-03-14. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  4. ^ "Quinn Cook's (Hyattsville, MD) High School Timeline". MaxPreps.com. 2010-03-14. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  5. ^ Koubaroulis, B.J. (2010-06-29). "Quinn Cook to transfer from DeMatha to Oak Hill". Washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  6. ^ Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
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  25. ^ "Keith Benson and Quinn Cook Named as All-Star Replacements". NBA.com. February 5, 2016. Retrieved February 5, 2016. 
  26. ^ "Canton's Quinn Cook Named 2015-16 NBA Development League Rookie Of The Year". NBA.com. April 11, 2016. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  27. ^ "NBA Development League Announces 2015-16 All-NBA D-League Teams". NBA.com. April 29, 2016. Retrieved April 30, 2016. 
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  30. ^ "Canton Charge 2016 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. November 1, 2016. Retrieved November 1, 2016. 
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  32. ^ "Mavs sign Quinn Cook to 10-day contract". Mavs.com. February 26, 2017. Retrieved February 26, 2017. 
  33. ^ "Heat vs. Mavericks – Box Score". ESPN.com. February 27, 2017. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  34. ^ "Nowitzki tops 30,000 points, Mavs roll past Lakers, 122-111". ESPN.com. March 7, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
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  38. ^ "2011 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Select Team". NikeHoopSummit.com. Archived from the original on August 30, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  39. ^ "Men's Nike Hoop Summit Stats". USA Basketball. 2013-09-25. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  40. ^ "Quinn Cook: Future Duke PG Talks Father's Death and Basketball". SusanShan.com. December 13, 2010. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 

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