Daequan Cook
No. 31 - Ironi Nes Ziona
Position Shooting Guard
League Israel Flag Israeli Premier League
Personal information
Born April 26, 1987 (1987-04-26) (age 30)
Dayton, Ohio
Nationality: U.S. Flag American
Physical stats
Listed height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight: 210 lbs (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Dunbar (Dayton, Ohio)
College: Ohio State (2006-2007)
NBA Draft 2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career 2007-present (11 years)
Career history
2007-2010 Miami Heat
2008 Iowa Energy
2010-2012 Oklahoma City Thunder
2012-2013 Houston Rockets
2013 Chicago Bulls
2014 Walter Tigers Tübingen
2014–2015 Rouen Basket
2015–2016 Benfica
2016–2017 Chemidor Tehran
2017–present Ironi Nes Ziona
Career highlights and awards

Daequan Cook is an American professional basketball player who currently plays in the Israeli Premier League . On June 28, 2007, Cook was taken 21st overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers but summarily traded to the Heat along with cash considerations in exchange for Jason Smith.

High school career

Daequan Cook attended Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Dayton, Ohio. As a junior, he led Dunbar to the Ohio Division II state semifinals where they lost to eventual champion Upper Sandusky High School. As a senior, he averaged 24.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game and led Dunbar to a Division II state championship. He was named onto the 2006 McDonald's All-American Team. Playing for the East, Daequan scored 17 points, making 5 of 9 3-pointers in the win.

Cook also played with Greg Oden and Mike Conley, Jr. on the SPIECE Indy Heat high school AAU team. Cook was the team's leading scorer in the 2004 Big Time event in Las Vegas. The team was undefeated and won the championship.

College career

One of Ohio State University Coach Thad Matta's famed "Thad Five", Cook averaged 10.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 0.7 steals in 20.4 minutes per game. On April 20, 2007, Cook announced his intentions to enter the 2007 NBA Draft, along with fellow freshmen teammates Greg Oden and Mike Conley Jr..

NBA career

Daequan Cook was averaging 8.2 points per game in his rookie season with the Miami Heat before being sent to the Iowa Energy of the NBA D-League in late February. He returned to the Heat on March 8th and in his second game back on March 10th he scored a career high 23 points. He scored a new career high of 24 on January 15, 2009 against the Milwaukee Bucks hitting his first six shots, all three pointers.

Cook has been known to call himself the "Bail Bondsman" for hitting big shots down the stretch, 'bailing' his team out when needed. [1]

NBA career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

2007–08 Miami 59 19 24.4 .481 .392 .925 3.0 1.3 1.4 2.1 8.8
Career 59 19 24.4 .481 .392 .925 3.0 1.3 1.4 2.1 8.8



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