2018 NBA G League Showcase Spotlight: Quinn Cook

By Drew Zlogar | January 12, 2018

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Quinn Cook is one of the top players competing in the 2018 NBA G League Showcase. Already signed on a two-way contract with the Golden State Warriors, Cook led his Santa Cruz Warriors to a 94-92 win on Day 1 of the Showcase over the Grand Rapids Drive with 25 points (10-19 FG), 9 assists and 2 steals.

In Day 2, Cook and his Warriors were out-played by Raptors 905 (NBA G League affiliate for the Toronto Raptors), losing 109-83. Although Cook didn’t shoot the ball particularly well (9 points on 3-13 shooting), he was still a great facilitator for his teammates, dishing out 12 assists.

Having garnered playing experience in the NBA this season and last, Cook has enjoyed having the opportunity to bounce around from being the star in the NBA G League to being the young, up-and-comer in the NBA.

“It has been fun learning, going up there (to the NBA) and being a sponge as the young guy, and then taking what I learn up there, and bringing it back here to this team. So it’s been a fun past couple months, and I am just looking forward to finishing on a strong note,” the former Duke Blue Devil said in Ontario.

Currently, Cook sits at fifth in the NBA G League at scoring (23.8 points per game), and is top 10 in assists as well (7.5 per game). In 10 games with the Golden State Warriors in the NBA, Cook has averaged 3.2 points and 1.6 assists in just over 10 minutes per contest.

A big reason why he was transferred to Golden State was to fill-in for the injured Stephen Curry while he recovered from an ankle sprain.  “It was great,” Cook said of the experience. “A huge confidence-booster for me to see the whole coaching staff and the rest of the team have full confidence in me to give me that opportunity. I am always prepared for when my name is called, and it felt good.”

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