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Friday / July 12.
  • Hallice Cooke Visiting Iowa State, Could Become Hoiberg’s Latest Transfer

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    Iowa State has landed 11 transfers in the Fred Hoiberg Era, and former Oregon State guard Hallice Cooke could become the 12th.

    The 6-foot-3, 185-pound former St. Anthony standout is currently on his visit to the Big 12 program and they are the presumed favorite for his services, sources told SNY.tv.

    “I’m on my visit to Iowa State,” Cooke told SNY.tv Friday night. “It’s good.”

    Cooke averaged 8.2 points last season while shooting 46 percent from beyond the arc and would be a great addition for Iowa State, should he opt to go there.

    He committed to Oregon State in September 2012 on his first official visit, and because of that he is likely to take other visits this time around. Dayton, Butler, St. Joe’s and Creighton are also in the mix.

    “There’s a few but I haven’t made any plans yet,” Cooke said.

    Still, Iowa State has a strong connection in that junior forward Dustin Hogue of Yonkers, N.Y., also played for the Sports U AAU program and has developed well.

    Hogue played and started all 36 games this past season and averaged 11.6 points and 8.4 rebounds as the Cyclones reached the Sweet 16 before losing to eventual NCAA champ UConn at Madison Square Garden.

    “Absolutely,” Sports U director Ed Bright told SNY.tv of Hogue’s development. “I think that the coaching staff at Iowa State is absolutely amazing. I mean, Fred Hoiberg, as far as the college ranks are concerned, he’s a star. I think one day we’ll be seeing him leading an NBA franchise. I just think he’s a tremendous coach. I think he has a tremendous staff. I think he does a lot with his players. We’re very pleased with Dustin, his development. We’re hoping that he will add the components to his game that will allow him to be considered as an NBA Draft pick.”

    Bright said he would expect similar development if Cooke chose Iowa State — or another school.

    “Absolutely,” he said. “I don’t want to just say that Iowa State is where he’s gonna go. That’s where he is right now and he visiting them and obviously they’re high on the list, but there’s other schools that are coming after Hallice as well.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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