An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft.
Career Highlights: Named Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year by the league’s coaches. Named Honorable Mention All Big-Ten by the media.
Freshman (2006-07): Finished fourth on the team in scoring (9.8 ppg) and third in rebounds (4.3 rpg). Scored in double figures 16 times, including a stretch where he scored 14 or more points in seven of his first eight games as a collegiate player. Scored 20 or more points six times, including a career-high 23 in a win against Coppin State. Shot 42 percent (54-for-130) from three-point range. Posted two double-doubles. Had two or more steals in a game six times, including a career-high three twice against Loyola-Chicago and Valparaiso.
High School: Averaged 25 points per game as a senior in leading Dayton (Ohio) Dunbar High School to the Ohio Division II state title. Was named the Outstanding Player on the 2006 Associated Press Division II All-tournament Team. Scored 672 points as a senior, connecting on 43 percent of his field goals and 79 percent of his foul shots. The Wolverines finished the season 26-2. Playing for the West in the McDonald's All-America game on March 29, 2006, Cook scored 17 points in a 112-94 victory over the East squad. One of 10 McDonald's All-Americans to play at Ohio State.
Strengths: Capable three-point shooter with a quick release. Good athlete who rebounds well for his size. Can fill lanes in transition and finish.
Personal: Son of Renae Cook. Has three siblings, Keishawn, Wendell and Tauyonne.