HEAT Acquires Daequan Cook From The Philadelphia 76ers In The 2007 NBA Draft

MIAMI, June 28 – The Miami HEAT announced today they have conveyed the draft rights to Jason Smith (the 20th pick in the 2007 NBA Draft) to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for the draft rights to Daequan Cook (the 21st pick in the 2007 NBA Draft) along with Philadelphia’s own 2009 second round pick and cash considerations.

Cook (6-5, 210-pounds), was named as the Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year by the league’s coaches and was named Honorable Mention All Big-Ten by the media in his only season with Ohio State. As a freshman, he appeared in 39 games (one start) for the Buckeyes and averaged 9.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.0 assists while shooting .445 percent from the field and shot a team-best .415 percent from three-point range.

He finished fourth on the team in scoring and third in rebounds and owns the Ohio State freshman record for made three-point field goals during a single-season (54) and currently ranks second all-time in three-point shooting percentage among Ohio State freshmen.

Cook was born in Dayton, Ohio and attended Dunbar High School.