2011 Update: Quinn Cook

DeaconSports had a chance to talk to 2011 point guard Quinn Cook from perennial powerhouse DeMatha Catholic in Hyattsville, Maryland and get his thoughts on recent interest from the Wake Forest coaching staff.

DeaconSports: I watched you play very well at the Chris Paul Elite Guard camp and was impressed by your ability to shoot and create off the bounce. Did you enjoy the camp?
Quinn Cook: Oh yeah, definitely. It was different than a lot of the camps because they taught you some fundamentals and really explained it all well so we could all learn from it. I liked it a lot.

DS: You spent some time talking to CP and I am sure that was nice.
QC: No doubt, he is the guy I try to pattern my game after and he gets everyone involved in the game and that is what I try to do.

DS:What schools are recruiting you and who do you have offers from?
QC: I am interested in anybody that is interested in me. The only offer I have right now is Ohio State though.

DS: What do you think about Wake's interest in you?
QC: It's great to have them interested in me because that is where CP went and Travis is going there.

DS: You talked to Coach Battle earlier this week what were your impressions?
QC: It was very good. He told me about the school, their history, and how they were interested in me and that was really nice. Coach Battle was great.

DS:Will distance from home be a factor in your decision?
QC: Not at all.

DS:When do you plan on making a decision?
QC: I am in no hurry and my family and I will sit down later and discuss it all.

DS: With your friendship with Travis McKie, will that help influence your decision favorably towards Wake?
QC: Travis and I have been good friends for a long time and we have always talked about playing together and that would really be cool. Also I got to know Tony Chennault at the camp and he was in my ear about Wake too!

DS: What kind of year to you expect at DeMatha this coming season?
QC: We hope to defend our championship and I think we can.

DS: Well thanks for the time and we will talk to you again soon.
QC: You're welcome and I look forward to it!

Notes: Quinn is a good young man who is taking his recruiting methodically and is excited about the attention he is receiving from Wake Forest and other schools. He really hit it off with Coach Battle and would like to visit Wake in the future but is not in going to rush things. Quinn will take his time and consult with his family and coach all along the way in his recruitment. Having Travis as one of his best friends is a big plus for Wake in his recruitment and he seemed to really like Tony Chennault a lot too. His role model is Chris Paul and he wants to be a similar type player someday but realizes that is a very tall order and will require a lot of work on his part to approach that level. The one area he plans on concentrating more attention for the next two years before entering college will be his defense and he seems very focused on improving some in all aspects of his game.

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