Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Class of 2023 top-five prospect Mookie Cook recommits to Oregon
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Just over a month after decommitting from Oregon, five-star Mookie Cook has recommitted to playing in Eugene.
The No. 2 small forward in the Class of 2023, he initially chose the Ducks, where his sister Chaquinn was a track star, over Kentucky and Gonzaga. He then decommitted in June.
Now, Oregon lands Cook again, where he will join a recruiting class that includes point guard Jackson Shelstad and small forward. K.J. Evans.
“Coach Altman is a cool guy,” Cook said when he first committed. “He’s laid-back but serious on the court. He is a very receptive person. He listens to his
“Honestly, I’ve always truly loved Oregon in my heart,” Cook told On3. “At the end of the day, I always knew I wanted to be there. I’ve always had a great relationship with the coaches. So truthfully, I just always knew deep down in my heart that that was home and I wanted to be there.”
He added: “I’m most excited to play with Kwame Evans and Jackson Shelstad. Those are two great players and honestly the whole team. I just can’t wait to be there and see what other guys we got and just win. That’s the main thing. I just want to win. I can’t wait to be able to represent that Oregon, especially as a Portland native, it just feels dope.”
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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.