Greg Cook
Personal information
Born(1958-12-08)December 8, 1958
Newark, New Jersey
DiedMarch 19, 2005(2005-03-19) (aged 46)
Houston, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolAbraham Clark
(Roselle, New Jersey)
CollegeLSU (1976–1981)
NBA draft1981 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
PositionCenter / Power forward
Career history
1984–1985Wyoming Wildcatters

Gregory Olin Cook (December 8, 1958 – March 19, 2005) was an American basketball player. Nicknamed "Cookieman",[1] he played collegiately for the LSU Tigers and was renowned for his defensive prowess.[2]

Cook posted his best statistics during his freshman season in 1976–77 when he averaged 11.5 points and 9.2 rebounds.[2] He sat out the 1977–78 season before returning for his three final seasons.[2] During those years, Cook helped lead the Tigers to an SEC Tournament championship in 1980 and an NCAA Final Four appearance in 1981.[3][4] He was selected by the New York Knicks as the 40th overall pick in the 1981 NBA draft but never played in the league.[5] Cook played briefly in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA), appearing in five games for the Wyoming Wildcatters in the 1984–85 season.[6]

Cook died in his sleep in Houston, Texas, aged 46.[2]

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1976–77 LSU 27 27 30.1 .462 .589 9.2 1.9 11.5
1978–79 LSU 28 .465 .617 6.3 2.1 6.3
1979–80 LSU 31 29.1 .400 .659 5.8 2.7 1.1 .2 4.4
1980–81 LSU 33 26 28.6 .564 .710 5.3 1.6 1.0 .1 9.2
Career 119 53 29.2 .480 .646 6.6 2.1 1.0 .1 7.8

References

  1. ^ Kirkpatrick, Curry (30 March 1981). "COOKIE AND LSU WERE MONSTERS". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "Former Tiger Greg Cook passes away". Yahoo! Sports. 21 March 2005. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  3. ^ "2019–2020 Record Book" (PDF). LSU Tigers. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  4. ^ Moormann, Dave (21 March 2005). "Cook was something special". Houma Today. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Knicks Pick Cook of L.S.U." The New York Times. 10 June 1981. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  6. ^ "1985–86 Continental Basketball Association Official Guide and Register, page 221". Continental Basketball Association. Fall 1985. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)