Cook Adds School to His List

Quinn Cook, the elite point guard prospect that UCLA has been pursuing aggressively for a long time, had been down to UCLA and Duke, but he now has added the possibility of another elite program, just a week and a half before the signing period...

Quinn Cook has added another school to his list.

After taking official visits to Duke and UCLA, the 6-foot lead guard out of Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill is now taking a strong look at Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels.

"They want a point guard in this class and they told me I'm capable of coming in and filling that role," Cook said. "Coach Williams hasn't recruited me since my sophomore year, but we already have a great relationship. We are just going to pick things up and add them back to the list."

Cook, who scored 14 points and tossed out 15 assists during his first game of the season against Princeton Day Academy, said North Carolina will visit him at his school on Tuesday and he may take a trip to Chapel Hill (N.C.) this weekend.

"They talked to me about a visit on November 5th, but I don't know," Cook said. "I have to talk to coach [Steve] Smith about that one. I know we have a game November 5th."

"It depends on what coach Smith says," he added. " If he gives me the go ahead next weekend, then I'll go. But we have a game and at Oak Hill we have Saturday school so it's going to be tough. It's all up to coach Smith."

Cook was at Duke two weeks ago for their midnight madness festivities. Many expected him to commit during or shortly after the visit, but Cook said he didn't want to make a rash decision.

"Everybody was thinking I was going to commit," he said. "I just didn't want to make a sudden decision because I really liked UCLA as well."

"I just wanted to sit down and take my time and think about these schools. I definitely didn't want to commit just because the fun I had that weekend. I wanted to sit down and make a good decision."

Cook, a five-star prospect in the 2011 class, cited his relationship with Mike Krzyzewski and their incoming class as reasons he liked Duke.

"Me and coach K have a great relationship," Cook said. "They have a great class coming in and they win. Coach K is a great guy and I had a great time on my visit, so they are definitely very high on my list."

Over the weekend Findlay Prep standout Myck Kabongo decommitted from Texas, and listed Duke among his favorites. Cook said he spoke to the Duke staff about Kabongo and it doesn't change their stance with him.

"I talked to Coach K," Cook told Scout.com. "He told me [Kabongo] decommitted, but that doesn't change anything about how they feel about me. They told me that. Me and Duke are on the same page."

The third school on his list – UCLA – has been aggressively recruiting the top 25 prospect for quite some time. Cook said they've been at his school to see him as much as any school.

"I really like UCLA," he said. "I like coach [Ben] Howland and the players. They are going to be real good this year and next year. Them and Duke have been the most aggressive.

"Every week there has been a coach from UCLA up here and they are three thousand miles away and that speaks on how bad they want me," he added.

Despite adding North Carolina back to his list, Cook, Scout.com's No. 4 point guard, still plans to get his decision out of the way in the early signing period, which begins next Wednesday.

"I'm definitely going to commit and sign in the early period," Cook said.


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