|High School:||St. Vincent Pallotti/Chestnut Hill College|
Notes: A walk-on at both Chestnut Hill and UMBC, he has earned a scholarship for his final season of intercollegiate competition… Hit 85.7 percent (72-of-84) from the free throw line in 2011-12, the fifth-best single season mark in UMBC history… Finished fifth in America East in free throw percentage and 13th in scoring average at 12.5 points per game… Needs three points to hit the 1,000-point plateau in his career… Has scored in double figures in 46 of 80 collegiate contests.
2011-12: Did not compete in the first five contests of the year, due to a violation of team rules during the 2010-11 campaign... Debuted by sharing team honors in scoring with Chase Plummer, scoring 11 points at Rutgers on Nov. 28... Added 13 points three nights later at American... Led UMBC with 17 points in his first start in the victory at Towson on Dec. 10... Hit the tying and go-ahead free throws down the stretch to propel UMBC to the victory... Scored 26 points at Niagara on Dec. 28... Scored all 12 points in the second half, including a career-high 8 (of 9) free throws, in Jan. 2 victory at UNH... Hit his 100th career 3-point field goal vs. Stony Brook on Jan. 11... Named UMBC America East Player of the Game by virtue of a 20-point effort vs. Binghamton in the victory on Jan. 19... Scored UMBC season-best 28 points (later tied by Chase Plummer) at Albany on Feb. 1... Also tied season team-high with 10 field goals made and tied personal season bests with eight rebounds and four helpers... Posted back-to-back 20-point outings with 21 (15 after halftime) in OT loss to Maine on Feb. 4.
Collegiate: Joined the Chestnut Hill program in the fall of 2008 as a walk-on, but established himself as a critical component in the rotation… Started 16 games out of 28 and was the team’s second leading scorer with 11.3 points per game … Led the Griffins in steals (42) and in three-pointers made (47) and was a four-time CACC Rookie of the Week… In his sophomore campaign, he was also second on the squad, increasing his scoring average to 13.7 points per contest and paced the squad with 51 steals… Scored a career-high 30 points in an early season win over Dowling College… Hit seven 3-pt. field goals in that game and earned the CACC Player of the Week Award for the week ending Dec. 1, 2009… Competed in 55 games and started 39.
Background: Majoring in financial economics at UMBC.. Lists the Oklahoma City Thunder as his favorite professional team… Son of Angela and Robert Cook… Born Dec. 3, 1990.
*at Chestnut Hill