At 30 years old, Quinn Cook has this physical status:
Quinn Alexander Cook (born March 23, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He played basketball for the Duke Blue Devils in college and was one of the top rated basketball recruits in the class of 2011.
In 2018, Cook defeated the Golden State Warriors in an NBA championship.
He has also played for the Dallas Mavericks and the New Orleans Pelicans.
Ted Cook, Cook's late father, was a well-known entrepreneur. Both of Quinn's parents attended Howard University.
High school career
Cook began his high school years at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. Cook spent his freshman, sophomore, and junior seasons at DeMatha. During Cook's time at DeMatha, the Stags had an 85-18 record and finished as the top-ranked team in the state of Maryland during his junior season.
Cook declared during the summer that he would be attending Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia.
Cook was named the first junior in 30 years to be named as the first junior to be named in the 2010 All-Met first team following his junior season. Cook was also named to the Washington Post 2009 All-Met third team, the only sophomore to be ranked among the '09 All-Met squads.'
Cook was invited to participate in the fifth annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 game before his senior season, as well as future Duke teammates Austin Rivers, Alex Murphy, and Michael Gbinije.
During Cook's senior season at Oak Hill Academy, he led the Warriors to a 31–4 record, 10.9 apg, and 2.5 steals. He was named by Maxpreps as a Second Team All-American and appeared in the 2011 McDonald's All-American Game.
Cook announced on November 4, 2010 that he intended to play basketball at Duke University, and that he would be broadcast live on ESPNU. He preferred Duke over Villanova, UCLA, and North Carolina. "The reason I picked Duke was because of Coach K," he explained when asked why he attended Duke.
Cook was ranked #38 by ESPNU, the #38 player on Rivals.com, and the #37 player by Scout.com out of high school.
In 2011, Cook was part of a five-star recruiting class for Duke, which also included Austin Rivers, Alex Murphy, Marshall Plumlee, and Michael Gbinije. According to ESPNU, Duke's 2011 class was the second best recruiting class in the entire country.
Despite the fact that Duke traveled to China and Dubai in the summer prior to his freshman season, Cook was forced to miss all four exhibition games due to a lingering knee injury suffered during the summer. In his first game as a Blue Devil, Cook's debut with the Blue Devils was October 14, 2011 at Duke's annual Countdown to Craziness. Cook's rookie season was 14 points, his highest mark during his freshman season, which came against UNC Greensboro on December 19, 2011.
Cook was a member of the 2015 NCAA national champion Duke team, averaging 15.3 points and 2.6 assists per game.
Cook was undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft and the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Las Vegas Summer League. He signed with the Cavaliers in September 2015 but was released by the team on October 24 after playing in six preseason games. He was drafted by the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Cavaliers on October 30, 2010. He made his professional debut in a 106–99 loss to the Maine Red Claws, scoring 15 points, one assist, and one steal in 36 minutes on November 14. He was named in the East All-Star team for the 2016 NBA D-League All-Star Game as a replacement for the injured DeAndre Liggins on February 5, 2016. After averaging 19.6 points and 5.4 assists in 43 games while shooting 44% from the field and connecting on a team-high 86 three-pointers, he was named Rookie of the Year on April 11. He was named to the All-NBA D-League Third Team and the All-Rookie Team at the end of the season.
Cook joined the NBA D-League Select Team for the 2016 NBA Summer League in July 2016. He signed with the New Orleans Pelicans on September 24, 2016, but he was suspended on October 22 after appearing in three preseason games. He was arrested by the Canton Charge on November 1st. After registering an 18-point, 12-assist double-double, he was named MVP of the 2017 D-League All-Star Game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 18, 2017.
Cook signed a 10-day deal with the Dallas Mavericks on February 26, 2017. In a 96-89 victory over the Miami Heat, he made his NBA debut the next day, scoring two points, two rebounds, and two assists in 17 minutes off the bench. In a 122–111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on March 7, 2017, he had his best game as a Maverick, scoring ten points.
Cook returned to the Charge on March 8, 2017, after his 10-day deal with the Mavericks came to an end.
Cook signed a 10-day deal with the New Orleans Pelicans on March 19, 2017. On March 29, he went on to sign a second 10-day deal as well as a rest-of-season one on April 8. Cook scored a career-high 22 points with three assists on the same day, assassinating the Golden State Warriors 121-123 in a 101-123 loss. He was waived by the Pelicans on July 25, 2017.
Cook was signed by the Atlanta Hawks for training camp and was suspended on October 13, 2017 as one of the team's last preseason roster cuts. He signed a two-way contract with the Golden State Warriors on October 17, 2017 and was recalled to the team on November 13, 2017. Cook got off to a good start against the Charlotte Hornets on December 6, 2017, with three assists and three rebounds in 22 minutes. In a 93–98 loss to the Sacramento Kings, Cook scored a career-high 25 points with three assists, three steals, and four rebounds. In a 124-109 victory over the Phoenix Suns on March 17, 2018, Cook scored his second career-high 28 points in scoring, as well as four assists and four rebounds. In a 107-116 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on March 29, 2018, Cook scored his second career-high 30 points in scoring, as well as three assists and four rebounds. With Stephen Curry's latest injury, Cook was still a determining factor for the Golden State Warriors. As a result of this, the Warriors signed him to a two-year contract on April 8, 2018 to help ensure his availability to play in the postseason. Cook came off bench with five points, two assists, and a block in a 113-92 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on April 14, 2018. After defeating the Houston Rockets in 7 games in the Western Conference Finals, the Warriors advanced to the 2018 NBA Finals. After losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers in four games, the Warriors advanced to win the NBA Championship.
The Warriors made it to the 2019 NBA Finals, but the Toronto Raptors defeated the Warriors in 6 games. The Warriors extended Cook with a qualifying offer on June 28, 2019, making him a restricted free agent, but the Warriors pulled the qualifying offer on July 3.
Cook signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 6, 2019. Cook won his second NBA title after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in six games in the 2020 NBA Finals. The Lakers waived Cook on November 19, 2020, the Lakers' resignation. Cook re-signed with the Lakers on December 4, 2020. Cook was waived by the Lakers on February 24, 2021.
Cook signed a 10-day deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 12, 2021, and a new one was signed on March 22.
Cook signed with the Portland Trail Blazers on September 23, 2021, but after two preseason games, he was suspended on October 16.
Cook signed with Lokomotiv Kuban of the VTB United League on October 26, 2021, until the end of the 2021–22 season. He resigned from the team on December 28. In six games, Cook averaged 5.5 points, 2.7 assists, and one rebound per game.
Cook was hired by the Stockton Kings off waivers on February 23, 2022, shortly after he signed an NBA entry contract.
National team career
On May 28, 2009, Cook was named to the 2009–10 USA Basketball Men's Developmental National Team. He was a member of the 2009 USA U16 National Team, which gained the 2009 FIBA Americas U16 World Championship gold medal and qualified the United States for the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Los Angeles, with 15.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, and a team-best 5.0 assists per game. He was also a member of the 2010 USA U17 World Championship Team, which set an 8-0 record and claimed the gold medal. Cook played in all eight games and averaged 7.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game, while giving out a tournament-leading 7.4 assists.
He was named to the 2011 USA Basketball Junior National Select Team, which competed against a World Select Team in the annual Nike Hoop Summit on January 16, 2011. Cook had 12 points and 3 assists in 16 minutes, and Team USA defeated the World Select Team 92–80.