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2023 Top 5 prospect Mookie Cook announces final three schools

Joe Tipton03/09/22
Article written by:On3 imageJoe Tipton


2023 5-star Mookie Cook / Credit: Dan Fritz

One of the top prospects in the 2023 class, Mookie Cook, has narrowed his list of schools down to three: Kentucky, Oregon, and Gonzaga.

The 6-foot-7 small forward out of AZ Compass Prep has taken official visits to each of the final programs.

Cook previously considered Arizona, Kansas, Memphis, Michigan, Texas Tech, and UCLA.

The Portland, Oregon native is ranked as the No. 5 prospect in the 2023 class, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

*Exclusive Interview*

For an up-to-date and exclusive interview with Mookie Cook, click the link below (On3+).

Q&A: Mookie Cook talks top 3, timeline, reclassification, pro route

In the interview, Cook discusses the following topics:

  • Oregon’s pitch; what it would like to put on for his home state
  • The appeal and recruiting pitch from Kentucky; being recruited by TyTy Washington
  • What stands out about Gonzaga
  • Factors in making a decision; timeline for a commitment
  • Plans to go to college, or also consider pro route?
  • Reclass to 2022 or stay in 2023?
  • Possible college team-ups

Cook talks schools involved

In a previous interview with On3, Cook discussed each of the programs.

Kentucky: “If you want to go to the NBA, that’s definitely the place to be. It speaks for itself. It’s just if you want to do it or not.”

Oregon: “It would be great to be home. My family would be able to be there at my games. I have a good connection with Coach (Dana) Altman and Coach (Chris) Crutchfield. That’s a great place to be.”

Gonzaga: “Man, they play up and down. That’s just a great coach- Mark FewBrian Michaelson. They’ve just always shown love from the beginning. I was the first they offered in the 2023 class so that stands out to me.”

Ranking the Contenders for 2023 5-star Mookie Cook (Jamie Shaw)