Thursday, November 4th, 2010 at 5:51 pm  |  19 responses

Quinn Cook Commits to Duke

Oak Hill’s Quinn Cook, one of the top guards in the nation, has announced that he will join Austin Rivers at Duke next season. The 6-1 guard narrowed down his list of suitors to either the Blue Devils or UCLA. Cook is really close to current Duke senior guard Nolam Smith.

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  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    i didn’t see this one coming lol

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    if the recruits keep raining in like this these guys are gonna be like the old Bruins man, ridiculous. Quin Cook is an incredible talent, such a natural point guard. He and Austin Rivers will be PERFECT backcourt mates….gonna be awesome man

  • ok ok

    Duke might become my favorite team with these youngins signing up..

  • kd35

    @The Black Rick Kamla
    if u knew anything about Quinn then you would have seen it from a mile away.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    don’t understand sarcasm much…

  • http://Www.slamonline.com B-more Mike

    Duke hit a skid a couple years in regarding 2 getting the kind of players like Kyrie Irving & Rivers. True playmakers, true big time talents that equate to the next level. Scheyer was solid but where is he? I don’t see Singler, I just don’t see him in the league. I wonder if coaching team USA helps?

  • Hammer

    F**k duke! All heels baby!

  • Dre

    Someone will transfer guarantee it… they r way too guard heavy and there is only one ball. Cook hung with all the Duke Wash, DC guys. I wouldn’t have let that influence me with all of those guards. He would have gotten the green light right away at UCLA. Especially if the NBA has the lockout and no one comes out early it will be a log jam at all of the guard slots.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    @Dre, Coach K has always been able to handle heavy back courts but your right, this could get a bit burdensome, especially if these are guys who don’t plan on staying long and are hungry for their minutes….we’ll see

  • Motown1

    Nolan’s smith baby bro, from the same hood, of course he followed him there.

  • Noel

    This happens constantly at duke. Too many players play the same position, and coach k dang sure is going to have a few on the bench for ever. Having them think they aren’t ready…then they transfer. Hmmmm…Taylor King, Jamal Boykin, Alex Czyz, Elliot Williams, Eric Boatang, Mike Chappell, Chris Burgess, and I could EASILY keep going. All but Czyz from that group was a McD’s AA, so its not like they can’t hack it there. They drink the kool-aid, get to that ugly city and campus, see how “homosexual” the team and students are, and hear that twangy rat-face k tell them that even though they were top-flight prospects, they can’t see the floor until they learn to pass to their PF for a 3, floor slap, and flop all over the court. And they’re like “PEACE”. It’ll happen again, promise!…

  • shaw32

    @ Noel I can’t speak for everyone you named but King wasn’t solid enough defensively to play under Coach K. As for Elliot Williams his mom was sick and he was wanted to be close to her and able to help her faster. By going to C-USA and becoming the man he now has NBA first round money to help his mother.

  • arjae828

    I don’t get it. didn’t kyrie irving say he’d stay for his sophomore year if Austin rivers committed to duke? Is Quinn Cook willing to come off the bench? Also curious to see what’s going to happen with Rivers and Curry. Watching video, I’d say they’re pretty similar. Rivers is more explosive but I’d concede spot up shooting to Curry. Not that Rivers can’t shoot but it’s usually off the dribble. I’d think with penetrating guards like Cook and Irving, you’d go with the spot up shooter. How’s it work? Coach K can’t manage egos like with the USA team. Way different to be playing for your country and playing to secure your future. I don’t see it working. See some issues arising for Kentucky too…book it.

  • diablo

    OK. Duke is loaded, they really need an inside presence now a true Boozer Bruiser or Brand in the low post. The guard depth makes for intriguing fast break and spot up 3 play, but I don’t get the cook to duke either and I’m a die hard duke fan. If NBA lockout occurs and irving stays and is meshed with dawkins and curry who could easily start by mid to seasons end with consistent play and point production, then u have thornton who is a defense grinder and true point who will be more seasoned albiet less talented than cook with a year under dukes system under his belt, where does cook fit in? Please explain someone. The u have curry a combo guard in a point body, rivers a combo guard with gibinje a true wing and dawkins a true wing how do u decide who plays where and when other than based on on court production? thoughts?

  • kd35

    @The Black Rick Kamla
    anyone from the dc area who follows basketball knew that quinn cook would go to duke for a long time

  • coach tim

    @kd35 I’m from played in coach in the area I knew Quinn was going to DUKe when he transferred to Oak Hill. I have followed coach k n even run da same offense he can use Quinn n small quick offense or quick lineup to press easily. And who is saying dat Austin kyrie and anybody else staying past thier sophomore years? Coach k is preparing for the futureand coaching team USA helps and yes I am a DUKE fan.

  • kd35

    @coach tim
    good luck, represent the dmv
    best hoop area in the nation

  • Noel

    @coach tim
    good luck, passing English and all

  • Go To Tournaments

    How is Noel not banned?