San Antonio Spurs 2nd Round Draft Prospect: Quinn Cook

By George Middleton

Quinn Cook: 22-years old, Duke, Point Guard

Draft Express Measurements: 6″2, 179-pounds, 6″4 wingspan

2014-15 Stats: 15.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.0 blocks, 1.0 steals, 45% field goals, 89% free-throws, 40% threes, 35.8 minutes

Quick Season Review: The Duke Blue Devils were the National Champions last year and Quinn Cook was a big factor. The senior guard took a step up in his production, after averaging 11.6 points as a junior. This year Cook averaged 15.3 points and was incredibly efficient. Cook scored in double digits in 34 of 39 games and was their leader on the floor alongside Tyus Jones. In the NCAA Tournament, Cook averaged 13.5 points and 4 rebounds. Cook’s best basketball of the season, was a five game stretch between February 9 and February 28. Cook averaged 23.6 points in those five games.

Strengths: Terrific shooter with range. Can shoot off dribble and on catch. Doesn’t make mistakes (1.2 to). Smart player. Improving shot selection. Great free-throw shooter. Solid passer. Plays well in crunch time. Knows his role.

Weaknesses: Not a good athlete (31-inch vertical). Must improve speed. A tweener, plays like a shooting guard, with size of a point guard. Size is a concern. Must improve playmaking ability for a lead guard. Not a long wingspan.

Where He Would Help Spurs?

Quinn Cook is a terrific shooter that can spark the Spurs bench like Patty Mills. Cook has been part of a winning system at Duke, which is a big plus in going to an organization like the Spurs.

NBA Comparison: Patty Mills

Quinn Cook like Patty Mills is a sharpshooter with similar size. Like Mills, Cook can be a pest at times on the defensive end. He should bring scoring punch off the bench, if selected.

Below is a Quinn Cook highlights video uploaded by North Dallas.

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