Full Name: Lenny Cooke
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 206
Birthdate: April 29, 1982 (Brooklyn, NY)
High School: Mott Adult High School (Flint, MI)
Previous High Schools: Franklin K. Lane HS (Woodhaven, NY), La Salle Academy (Brooklyn, NY), Northern Valley Regional HS (Old Tappan, NJ)
Early entry candidate for the 2002 NBA Draft. Did not play organized high school basketball as a senior as he had exhausted his high school athletic eligibility. Attended Mott Adult High School in Flint, Michigan in February and March of 2002, but did not play basketball. Attended Northern Valley Regional High School in Old Tappan, NJ, from 2000 until February 2002. Attended La Salle Academy in Brooklyn, NY, in the 1999-2000 school year, averaging 30 points and 15 rebounds in the eight games he was eligible to play. Spent freshman year at Franklin K. Lane High School in Woodhaven, NY.
Earned MVP honors at the 2000 Adidas ABCD Camp.
At the EA Sports Roundball Classic at the United Center in Chicago on March 26, 2002, scored 21 points to help the East defeat the West, 115-103. Rated as the #4 High School Player in the United States by the Prep Stars Recruiter’s Handbook.
Personal: A comprehensive story on Lenny Cooke, authored by Tom Farrey, appeared on espn.com in March 2002. Cooke was also the subject of a segment on ESPN’s award-winning Outside The Lines sports-themed program.