Cook Suprises Conley

Just a few weeks ago Mike Conley and Daequan Cook, both ranked number one at their positions, said that they would be package deal. After Cook made his decision to attend Ohio State University is that still the case?

Mike Conley, who is ranked the number one point guard in his class, has some decisions to make. The 6-foot-1 guard, who has never been shy about his love fest for Wake Forest, is about to be pulled in a different direction.

His AAU teammate and friend, Daequan Cook just committed to play basketball for Thad Matta and the Buckeyes. The two were originally thought to be a package deal but is that still the case?

"Actually he didn't call me," Conley said. "That's what surprised me about it. Normally I thought he would call me."

So what kind of affect will Cook's decision have on Conley?

"Right now I don't know if it will affect it," Conley replied. "It's just more of a shock and random to me, that he just to committed out of the blue. So I mean I still feel the same way about Wake and everything, it hasn't really changed my mind that much. It's just going to give me another perspective with him going there."

While the possibility of Conley and Cook playing at OSU does still exist Conley said that he still feels the same way about Wake Forest as he has always.

"Basically I feel the same. They took a hard loss it's not going to change my mind about anything," Conley replied. "I still like the school, the coaches, and it's still the ACC so I still feel the same way about them pretty much."

The slick point guard has his list of schools down to five and his list includes: Wake Forest, Illinois, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Arkansas. He said that he wants to make his decision within the next few months and would love to get it done by the beginning or middle of the summer.

Season Nearing End
Throughout the year Conley has said that his main goal was to win the state championship, and this Saturday he will get that opportunity. He takes on Muncie Central for the Class 4A state title.

Conley suffered a sprained ankle early in the year and was forced to miss some of the season. He still managed to average 13 points and 7 assists throughout the season and is really starting to come around during the tournament.

"I've been playing real good since the tournament started. I'm averaging a double-double in points and assists, so I think I'm doing pretty good.

After the state tournament Conley will put his full focus on summer basketball. He said he will probably attend the ABCD camp and was invited to the USA Basketball Camp in Seattle.

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