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Omar Cook


Full Name:
Omar Cook
Position:
Guard
College:
St. John's
Height:
6-1
Weight:
190
High School:
Christ the King HS, Queens, N.Y.
Birthdate:
January 28, 1982
Birthplace:
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Statistics

NBA DRAFT 2001
Selected in second round (32nd pick overall) by the Orlando Magic. Draft rights traded to the Denver Nuggets


HIGHLIGHTS
  Early entry candidate for the 2001 NBA Draft.
  Named Third Team All-Big East Conference as a freshman, joining Seton Hall's Eddie Griffin (Second Team) as the only freshmen in the conference to be selected to an all-conference team.
  Was a unanimous selection to the Big East All-Rookie Team.
  First Team NABC District 2 selection.
  Finished second in the nation in assists (8.7 apg) behind Markus Carr of Cal State-Northridge (8.9 apg).
  Had 17 assists vs. Stony Brook to break a school record previously held by Mark Jackson of the New York Knicks.
  Became only the second freshman in Big East history to lead the conference in assists (Pearl Washington, Syracuse).
  His 252 assists set a freshman school record, previously held by Erick Barkley (Portland Trail Blazers) and ranks second on the all-time single-season chart.


AT ST. JOHN'S
  As a freshman, averaged 15.3 points, 8.7 assists and 3.0 rebounds.
  Recorded 10 or more assists seven times.
  Played all 40 minutes eight times.
  Named Big East Rookie of the Week three times and co-Rookie of the Week twice.
  In his first collegiate game in the Coaches vs. Cancer IKON Classic, scored 14 points in the first half of a win over Kentucky.
  Finished with 18 points and five assists.
  Had 17 points, six assists and six steals in the championship game against Kansas.
  Named to the All-Tournament Team.
  Followed up a 17-assist performance against Stony Brook with 12 assists and four steals vs. Niagara.
  The 29 assists in two games was the best since Mark Jackson had 27 in two games in 1986.
  Scored 21 points against George Washington.
  Posted 20 points and eight assists in a win over Michigan.
  Had 22 points and eight assists vs. Manhattan.
  Recorded 16 points and 10 assists vs. San Francisco.
  Had 11 points and 15 assists at Connecticut.
  Totaled 19 points and 13 assists against Big East Champion Boston College.
  Had 24 points and 12 assists vs. Notre Dame.

  Averaged 19.0 points, 7.0 assists and 4.3 steals as a senior at Christ the King.
  Named a McDonald's All-American.
  Connected on 42 percent of his field goals and 85.1 percent of his free throws.


STATISTICS
SEASON G FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST PTS AVG
2000-01 29 141 392 .360 95 128 .742 88 252 445 15.3
Three-point field goals: 68-for-220 (.309).


 
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