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Wednesday / February 28.
  • Former West Virginia Commit Levi Cook Says Four Schools Working Hardest

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    Levi CookBy DREW MESSMER

    Levi Cook is the top rated center in the state of West Virginia.

    The 6-foot-10 big has played his last two seasons at nationally ranked Huntington Prep after transferring from Liberty Raleigh High School in Glen Daniel, W.V.

    The former West Virginia commit has recently seen an increase in his stock. He has received four offers in the last nine days from Virginia Tech, East Tennessee State, Drexel, and Appalachian State.

    He likes Virginia Tech and East Tennessee State’s proximity to home.

    “I like how close they are to home and how they are located in the county, but I also like the city, too,” Cook said.

    Levi said that Iowa, Appalachian State, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech are the four schools that have been recruiting him the hardest at this point. He also pointed out that he doesn’t care whether he is playing in a power conference or a mid-major.

    “I know I’m going to make it wherever, so it doesn’t matter to me,” he said.

    Cook knows what he is looking for in a program at the next level and plans to decide in the spring.

    “I want to play for somebody who has control, but let’s the team do their thing as well,” he said. “I definitely want to go somewhere where they throw it in the post.”

    Cook has an official planned to visit South Carolina on Jan. 31. He plans to take the other four officials to Pitt, Missouri, Drexel, and Iowa as of right now.

    Huntington Prep is off to a solid 16-2 start to the season, and will play Our Savior New American on Sunday at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass.

    Cook has been a key contributor thus far. He only has one goal on his mind at this point.

    “I just want to win this championship,” he said. “It’s the only thing on my mind.”

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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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