2016 PF Tyler Cook Reacts to Michigan Offer

2016 St. Louis (Mo.) Chaminade four-star power forward Tyler Cook reeled in a Michigan offer Wednesday. Cook discusses the Wolverines, what it means to his recruitment, and more.

Michigan extended a new offer in the 2016 class Wednesday night in St Louis (Mo.) Chaminade four-star power forward Tyler Cook.

"Coach [John] Beilein was at open gym today and offered a scholarship,” Cook told Scout.com afterward.

On the Wolverines, Cook added, "He just really cares about his players off the court. Michigan is a great basketball program, and he said he wants to help me raise my game."

Standing an athletic 6-foot-7, 240-pounds, Cook is a versatile threat especially on the offensive end of the basketball court.

Commanding early offers from Illinois State, Iowa Fred Hoiberg of Iowa State, Florida, Marquette, Missouri, Florida State, Wake Forest, Purdue, Kansas, and Saint Louis, among others, the Michigan offer will only further the already rampant attention surrounding Cook’s recruitment.

Cook though, he’s handling it all in stride.

"I’m kind of a quiet guy,” Cook said. “You know, I never thought about being cocky.

“I have my other phone that they [college coaches] can call me on, and I keep it off during the week. I give them calls back on the weekends."

College basketball season is right around the corner and Cook will have a different view of the game and the programs he’s keeping an eye on this season.

"It's exciting,” he said. “Last year, I was watching as a fan, not a recruit. Now there will be teams that are interested in me and talking to me, and that's a pretty cool feeling."

The next step in Cook’s development is likely to come with his midrange jumper, something he’s gaining more confidence in by the day.

"My jump shot has been falling a lot more,” Cook said. “I'm just trying to get my form right, and it’s been dropping frequently.

“You know I am always in the gym with PeeWee [Leonard] working on my game, so it's getting there."

Ben Weixlmann contributed to this report.

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