Monday, September 12, 2011
Quinn ready to Cook
By Jason Jordan
If you watched Quinn Cook run the point for Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) last season then what he’s about to say will probably shock you.
“I’m finally back to 100 percent,” said Cook, now a freshman playing at Duke. “It feels great.”
Quinn Cook says he's 100 percent after a year of playing on an injured knee.
The immediate “head-scratch” reaction would come from the fact that, despite playing his entire senior season with torn ligaments in his right knee, Cook managed to average 21 points and 11 assists to lead the Warriors, who finished ranked No. 7 in the POWERADE Fab 50.
Cook averaged 28 points per game in the ESPNHS National High School Invitational in April but fell in the championship game to Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.), 71-64, in a double-overtime thriller.
The lingering injury left Cook sidelined for Duke’s trip to China and Dubai in August, but for Cook it’s all about what’s ahead.
“I’m happy to be healthy now,” Cook said. “I’m ready to go.”
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