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Tuesday / February 7.
  • Class of 2023 top-five prospect Mookie Cook commits to Oregon

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    By CHARLIE PARENT & ADAM ZAGORIA

    Marquis “Mookie” Cook, the No. 2 small forward in 2023 per 247Sports.com, committed to Oregon at halftime of his game Thursday at Geico Nationals.

    He chose the Ducks, where his sister Chaquinn was a track star, over Kentucky and Gonzaga.

    “I know where I want to go and the timing is perfect for me,” Cook told ESPN. “I visited all three schools. Coach [Dana] Altman came to see me play in the eighth grade at the Les Schwab event. Since then he has been recruiting me … I was always on campus and I love their facilities.”

    Cook averaged 13.9 points and 6.7 rebounds for the Oakland Soldiers 16U team last summer on the Nike EYBL circuit.

    Added Cook: “Coach Altman is a cool guy. “He’s laid-back but serious on the court. He is a very receptive person. He listens to his players in-game. Assistant coach Mike Mennenga stayed in strong communication with me the whole process. We built a great relationship.”

    Cook’s AZ Compass Prep teammate Kylan Boswell chose Arizona last month.

    Cook joins Class of 2023 point guard Jackson Shelstad in Oregon’s 2023 class.

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