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Name: Charles Cooke

School:

- James Madison 2012-14

- Dayton 2015-17

Season: Senior

ESPN High School Ranking: Unranked (2012)

Birthdate: July 1, 1994 (22)

Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey

Family: 

- Parents Paula and Charles Cooke

High School: Trenton Catholic

Accolades:

- First Team All-Atlantic 10

- Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team

- All-District 4 First Team

- Atlantic 10 player of the week - January 25, 2016

Twitter: C4_Cooke

Height: 6'5

Weight: 196

Injury History: 

- Had wrist and back injuries that kept him out for 3 games in December and January of Senior season

- Suffered groin injury in 1st half of November 27th game vs. New Mexico but came back in 2nd half and didn't miss any time because of it

- Suffered oblique injury in a practice during Junior season and missed January 12, 2016 game

Interviews, Personality, Psychology, Experience: 

- Missed 2014-15 season after transferring from James Madison to Dayton

- Attended some NBA Draft workouts but withdrew his name from the 2016 NBA Draft to return to Dayton

- NBA Draft Advisory Committee suggested he go back to school

Freshman Season Stats: 

- 5.8 PPG

- 2.8 RPG

- 0.9 PG

- 0.7 SPG

- 0.7 BPG

- 40% FG

- 32% 3

- 69% FT

Sophomore Season Stats:

- 14.3 PPG

- 5 RPG

- 1.7 APG

- 1.4 SPG

- 42% FG

- 30% 3

- 72% FT

Junior Season Stats:

- 15.6 PPG

- 5.8 RPG

- 1.8 APG

- 1.2 BPG

- 1.3 SPG

- 45% FG

- 40% 3

- 69% FT

Senior Season Stats: Through 23 games

- 16.7 PPG

- 5.1 RPG

- 2.8 APG

- 1 BPG

- 1.2 SPG

- 46% FG

- 39% 3

- 72% FT

Analytics: 

- 5th in usage percentage and defensive rating in the Atlantic 10 in 2016-17

- 6th in defensive win shares and wins per 40 minutes in the Atlantic 10 in 2016-17

Position: SG

Greatest Strength: Ability to get to the rim/draw fouls

Greatest Weakness: Age

Athleticism: 8

Aggression: 8

Speed: 8

Strength: 7

Lateral Movement: 7

Basketball IQ: 7

Switchability: 7

3 point shooting: 7

Jumpshot: 7

Ability to finish at the rim: 7

Post moves: 7

Handle: 6

Passing: 7

Rebounding: 6

Motor: 7

Touch: 6

Hands: 7

On ball defense: 7

Help defense: 

Steals: 7

Blocks: 7

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

- Athletic NBA body

- Capable and willing passer

- Good attacker, can finish with contact

- Much improved 3 point shooter

- Good at drawing fouls, especially on perimeter - accepts contact 

- Good help defender

- Mediocre rebounder

- Good on ball defender, but bites too often on pump fakes

Game Analysis: 

Game 1

- vs. Alabama

- #12 Dazon Ingram

- #1 Riley Norris

- #0 Nick King

- #25 Braxton Key

- Gave up back to back 3s by Norris - tough shots

- Good post help to cause miss

- Misses catch and shoot straightaway jumper

- Catch and shoot straightaway 3 - hits

- Fouled on perimeter, in penalty - FTs 1/2

- Draws contact on transition drive left, 1+1 penalty - FTs 0/1

- Good help twice in the post to cause 2 misses

- Catches near left corner, pumps, dribbles left and hits tough 3  

- Handoff at top of key, turns corner left, misses layup but fouled - FTs 2/2

- Drives left, misses high layup attempt too strong

- Catch and shoot right 45 3- miss

- Jumps on another pump fake by Norris

- NBA move - catches left 45, denies right ball screen, drives left and finishes over help defender

- Cuts middle, catches pass, goes up for floater, fouled on the body - FTs 1/2

- Beaten to the rim by Braxton Key

- Nice dumpoff pass on drive 

- Nice move in transition crossover left to right at left 45 and finishes at hoop with finger-roll 

Game 2

- vs. New Mexico

- #20

- #21

- #14

- Double screen around key catches top of key 2 dribbled at left 45 misses pull-up

- Steals pass at hoop good strong side help 

- Played good defense on drive and stayed infront but bit on pump fake and jumped and fouled 

- Catch and shoot left 45 3 - short 

- On the floor fighting for rebound 

- Catches st left 45 fakes right to use the screen w a jab and drives left for the dunk - good explosiveness

- Steals pass on perimeter and goes for dunk - long arms 

- Pull-up 3 from right 45 - off - doesn't appear to be a shooter 

- Great play - drives on the closeout straightaway and dumped off when help came - block called - FTs 1/2 

- Willing and capable passer 

- Really early weakside help 

- Slipped and Injured groin 

- Back in game w 17 mins left on 2nd half

- Off reb

- Attack closeout at right 45, drive left finishes with right at hoop layup

- Good d on Longwood- good athlete can stay infront 

- Good creation off the dribble drew strongside help enough to get Davis open 3 

- Limping but still fighting on both ends

- Pull-up from left short corner - miss short 

- Relentless attacker 

- Drives straightaway behind back left to right floater blocked 

- Drives right misses floater 

- Drives right gets contact still hits tough layup w right - should've been foul

- Fouled on perimeter, penalty - fts 1/2 

- Key play to put them up 7 w 2 mins left - drives left from right 45, draws help early, hits left corner shooter open for 3 - winning play 

- Good at drawing fouls

- Drives left fouled - fts 2/2

NBA Comparison: Lance Stephenson

Current Ability: 6.5

Projection as an NBA Player: 7

Projected Draft Spot: Undrafted

Opinion: Cooke is a good athlete that can get to the hoop and defend well. His 3 point shooting numbers are good, but I don't think he is a good enough catch and shoot 3 point shooter at his age to warrant an NBA draft selection. Cooke has a good offensive floor game, and certainly has a chance at making the NBA. If he gets drafted it will be late in the 2nd round. I like Cooke but there is no one skill that really sets him apart.