Catching Up With Quinn Cook

2011 hoops prospect Quinn Cook is averaging 18 points a game to help his Dematha team start 16-1.

The DeMatha Stags basketball program is one of the most storied programs in the entire country. At the forefront of their current success is junior guard Quinn Cook.

Cook has been a member of the Stags varsity basketball team since his freshman year. He averaged 10 points and 5 assists per game in his freshman campaign and 14 points and 6 assists during his sophomore year.

The Stags are currently off to an impressive 13-0 start largely because he is averaging about 18 points a game. He is predicted to be an All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference first team selection this season. This prediction, however, should come as no surprise.

Cook was the only sophomore to be named to the 2008-2009 Washington Post All-Met team. He was also selected to participate on the 2009 USA U16 National Team, where he averaged 15 points per game in route to a gold medal.

Quinn described his time on the USA National Team as his “greatest experience thus far.” He also believes playing against the best players in the world will prepare him for college. “Everyone in college is really talented, so this experience, along with experience, along with my competitive toughness and passing ability will allow me to succeed at the college level.”

Although Quinn is no longer playing on the international stage he is gaining the attention of many national basketball powerhouses. Quinn said, “I have about 13 offers, currently.” He is sporting offers from schools such as Maryland, Tennessee, Wake Forest, and Georgetown.

Even though he his unable to take any official visits until his senior year, he did say he has taken unofficial visits to, “North Carolina, Georgetown, Villanova, and Wake Forest.” He continued to say, “I have no favorites at this point, and I am just taking everything one day at a time.” Nevertheless, he hopes to make a decision before his senior season starts.


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