Imagine for a second, if you will, that you are a college basketball star at a university that just won its fifth national title and its second in five years. You see your younger teammates get drafted in the first round and you anxiously wait to hear your name called. It never happens.
That is exactly what happened to former Duke guard Quinn Cook, but he didn’t have to wait long to get picked up by a NBA team.
In an emotional post shared by the Duke Blue Devils, the team congratulated their former senior for signing with the Oklahoma City Thunder. This comes on the heels of Cook showing off his skills to both the Thunder and the Cleveland Cavaliers over the summer in hopes of being drafted by one of the two teams.
Cook will certainly add some good depth for the Thunder behind the injury-prone Russell Westbrook. Cook had a good senior season, leading the Blue Devils to the national championship shooting a career-high forty-five percent from the field and thirty-nine percent from behind the three point line.
The Blue Devils will certainly miss the senior leadership that Cook brought to the team, but they also wish the best of luck to him at the next level.
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