Height: 6-1 / 182 cms
Weight: 160 lbs / 73 kgs
School: Oak Hill Academy '11
Hometown: Bowie, Maryland
USA Basketball Notes
- Named on Jan. 16, 2011, to the 2011 USA Basketball Junior National Select Team that will compete against a World Select Team in the annual Nike Hoop Summit.
- Member of the 2010 USA U17 World Championship Team that posted a perfect 8-0 record and captured the gold medal; started all eight games and averaged 7.5 ppg. and 3.0 rpg., while dishing out a tournament-leading 7.4 apg.
- Member of the 2009 USA U16 National Team that posted a 5-0 mark, captured the 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship gold medal and qualified the U.S. for the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship; started all five games and averaged 15.6 ppg., 3.6 rpg. and a team-high 5.0 apg.
- Named to the 2009-10 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team on May 28, 2009.
- Signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and play for Duke University.
- Named to the 2010 ESPN Rise Underclass All-America team.
- Named the Washington Post 2010 All-Met Player of the Year (first junior in 30 years so honored) and WCAC Player of the Year.
- Named to the Washington Post 2009 All-Met third team, the only sophomore to be listed among the ‘09 All-Met teams.
- Listed on the Washington Post 2009 All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) first team.
- Selected the 2009 WCAC Sophomore of the Year.
- Was named a 2009 All-Prince Georges County first team selection by numerous publications, including the Washington Post.
- Earned National High School Hoops Festival MVP honors (12/08).
- Listed as a 2008 All-WCAC honorable mention.
High School Notes
- Transferred to Oak Hill Academy (Va.) for his senior season.
- Attended DeMatha High School (Md.) and helped lead his team to a 32-4 record in 2009-10. Averaged 19.8 ppg., 5.9 apg. and 3.3 rpg
- Helped lead DeMatha in 2008-09 to a 31-4 record and the WCAC title; started all 35 games and averaged 14.0 ppg., 4.0 rpg. and 6.0 apg.
- The WCAC champion competes against the Washington, D.C., public school champion for the D.C. title, which DeMatha earned in 2009.
- DeMatha finished ranked No. 8 nationally and No. 5 in the East Region on the ESPN Rise Fab 50 listing.
- As a freshman aided DeMatha to a 20-10 record as DeMatha finished third in the league.
- Competes in the summer for the DC Assault.
The Personal Scoop
- Born on March 23, 1993, in Washington, D.C.
- Son of Janet Cook, has one sister, Kelsey (19).
- Has post-basketball career ambitions of becoming an entrepreneur.
- Favorite sport other than basketball: golf.
- Favorite food: chicken and broccoli.
- Favorite basketball player of all-time: Kobe Bryant.
- Favorite team: Los Angeles Lakers.
- Favorite non-basketball Olympian: Michael Phelps.
- Best basketball game I’ve ever watched: the 6 OT Syracuse-UConn game.
- Best player I’ve ever faced: Nolan Smith.
- I want to play one-on-one against: Rajon Rando.
- I play: drums.
- One piece of clothing I can’t live without: shoes.
- Most interesting place ever visited: Argentina, it was different.
- Away from basketball I enjoy: go-go music.
- Superstitions: Pray to my father and God.
- Can’t live without: My mom and sister.
- Three things he’d want if stranded on an island: computer, basketball court and a friend.
- Most people don’t know: I love to sleep.
- This right-hander wears No. 2 because my god-brother (Nolan Smith) wears it.