Elgin Cook: I mostly played with the Running Rebels AAU team and I would say that the highlights were getting to the final four of the Nike BYBL Tournament and at Kings Island. I also played real well at our tournament in Las Vegas.
Cyclone Sports Report: When will you be up to Iowa State next?
Elgin Cook: I'm not sure yet. I will definitely be coming up for a visit when they have a home football game but we haven't decided which one yet.
Cyclone Sports Report: How are things going between you and Coach Hoiberg?
Elgin Cook: They are real tight and I would say we get along real well. He checks up on me and sometimes he'll give me pointers to help me work on my game.
Cyclone Sports Report: How excited are you that you will be teammates with Michigan State transfer Chris Allen who has already been to two Final Four's?
Elgin Cook: It's really a great opportunity for me to soak up as much from him as I possibly can during that one season that I will be playing with him. He's already made a long way in college basketball so I just look forward to playing with him and learning as much as possible. He'll likely teach me a lot on and off the court which should be very helpful.
Cyclone Sports Report: How did you improve as a player during the summer?
Elgin Cook: I got stronger which really helped me because then I was able make stronger moves in the lane. I also feel my shooting and ballhandling have both gotten better.
Cyclone Sports Report: What do you want to improve on heading into your senior season?
Elgin Cook: A lot of stuff needs to improve and I really need to fine tune everything so that I can be a better all-around player on the court.
Cyclone Sports Report: Have you had any communication with fellow 2011 commit Anthony Odunsi?
Elgin Cook: Yes, we definitely keep in contact. We actually talk all the time and he's just really a good dude who I look forward to playing with at Iowa State. He's supposed to be coming up for a visit when I do so we can be at Iowa State at the same time.