Freshman shooting guard Antavious Cook of Clinton High School has been impressive. Starting on the varsity level and contributing at a high level Cook is starting to open eyes around the Upstate. Although the class of 2016 prospect has yet to hear from many colleges he's hoping to change all that with a good off season.
The talented freshman sat down with SCPrepNation.com as he's the latest player to be featured in our "UP NEXT" series.
"I'm averaging 15 points per game," Cook told us.
The freshman guard stands 6'0 150 pounds and he talked about the strengths and weaknesses of his game.
"I'd say that my biggest strength is shooting the three pointer. To get better this off season I have to work on being able to finish with contact by getting stronger."
The freshman season has been a good one for Cook and one game in particular provided what he felt was his best performance.
"My best game was against Mid-Carolina. It was a good one because we played with a team effort and I had 26 points to help my team succeed! I also hit the game winning shot too so that made it really memorable for me."
On the high school level Cook is able to play off guard for the Red Devils at 6'0 150 pounds. Some college coaches will want to see him grow a few inches over the next three years to play the two on the next level or he may have to move over to point guard. Would the 2016 prospect be okay moving over?
"I think I will grow some more but I will definitely have to stay in the gym and just keep working. It would be good. My ball handling is pretty good but not as good as I want it to be so I have to keep working.
The Clinton High prospect is amped up to stay busy this off season too apparently.
"I'm going to go to a lot of camps to get noticed. I'm just going to keep working and always play at 100%."
Cook also patterns his style of play after one of the game's top players right now too.
"I pattern my game after Kevin Durant. He's a nice smooth player, can shoot it, and finish a game out really good."
The 2016 prospect runs with the True Ballers AAU program out of Greenwood currently.
Cook is the younger brother of Kenny Cook who currently plays football for Gardner-Webb and enjoyed a monster first season with the Bulldogs.
Stay tuned as we'll have more updates with Cook moving forward, so keep it right here for more!