Overall Rank: #16
Position (Rank): Point Guard (#5)
High School: Oak Hill Academy (Virginia)
Evaluation: Cook is a very nifty passer who has great floor vision. He is excellent at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates and is a great finisher when he gets in the lane. He is very good at penetrating and kicking out (which is perfect for Coach K’s offense) and is fast and quick. Cook’s intangibles are also all there being widely considered as a tremendous leader and having a great basketball IQ. He has developed a very nice three-point stroke as well and has consistently shown that he can be a go-to scorer when needed. Some areas Cook needs to work include his strength and shot selection. A nice quality about him is that he can handle defensive pressure well and apply it himself when he’s on defense. He should be a very good point guard at Duke and will excel even as a freshman next year.
Notes: Committed to Duke in November, 2010; Former Duke star Nolan Smith is his god-brother
Awards: 2011 McDonald’s All-American
Stats: Senior year– 19.1 ppg, 10.9 apg and 2.5 steals
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