Cook Makes 'Late Night' Visit

Quinn Cook has been planning to take an unofficial visit to North Carolina for quite some time. Last Friday, the Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha standout made it happen.

After watching ‘Late Night with Roy' from the front row, Cook, a 6-foot, 165-pound point guard, met with Roy Williams to discuss North Carolina and his recruitment.

"I had met him freshman year after the first time he'd seen me play and I've been on his radar ever since," Cook said. "He just says that he loves my game and that they are extremely interested in me and that they are about to start picking up my recruitment and that they'll be at my games this year.

"He admitted that he's old fashioned and that he doesn't really like to offer a bunch of people in each class," Cook added. "He was just telling me that of all the players that he's looking at, at this point, that I'm one of his favorites and he wants to get to know me a little better and we'll go from there. Hopefully I can pick up an offer."

A number of schools have already thrown offers his way. Among the other programs in the mix with Cook are Tennessee, Wake Forest, Ohio State, Kentucky, Georgetown, Maryland, Florida State, Duke, Providence, Notre Dame and Indiana.

Carolina already has a top 25 point guard prospect in Kendall Marshall committed for the 2010 class, but Roy Williams told Cook that with his style of play that he's all for playing multiple point guards at the same time.

"In the meeting Coach Williams told me that he likes more than one point guard on the floor at the same time," he said. "He told me one year - I want to say in 2000 - that he started three point guards. He has played multiple point guards on the floor at the same time."

Following his meeting with Roy Williams, Cook spent some time with close friends and UNC commitments Marshall and Reggie Bullock, who were in town for the festivities and for their official visits. Also in town on an unofficial visit was UNC commitment James McAdoo, to whom Cook noted he has developed a close relationship with after spending time with him on the USA Basketball 16U National Team.

Cook said he especially enjoyed the family atmosphere at ‘Late Night with Roy,' as well as getting to know the Tar Heel coach a little better.

"It went great," Cook said. "Everybody is like a family there, even the fans are part of the family and I really appreciate that. For the fans to know my name and greet me and actually take pictures with me was cool. I just felt part of the family.

"It's a great school," he added. "They have a tradition of winning of course. Coach Williams is a great guy. I talked to Ed Davis and he said [Coach Williams] is one of the best guys that he's ever interacted with. There are nothing but positive things coming from that program."

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