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Five-star Mookie Cook sets commitment date

Joe Tipton08/09/22
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Class of 2023 five-star prospect Mookie Cook tells On3 he will announce his college decision on Friday, August 12th.

The 6-foot-7, 200-pound small forward of Chandler (Az.) Compass Prep decommitted from Oregon in late-June. When Cook reopened his recruitment, he said in his statement: “During this time I will weigh other options in addition to The University of Oregon.”

Kentucky, Gonzaga, Arizona, and the G-League Ignite, were among the programs that reached out to Cook once his recruitment was back open. Oregon continued to recruit him back.

Initially, the G-League Ignite was seen as the favorite to land Cook, who is a native of Oregon. However, as time passed, Cook’s eye turned more towards the college route. Oregon is currently the favorite to land Cook for a second time, according to the Recruiting Prediction Machine (RPM).

Cook is the No. 12 overall prospect in the 2023 class, according to the On3 Consensus, the average ranking from all four major recruiting media companies. He’s also the No. 4 small forward.

Cook Scouting Summary

“Mookie Cook has all the tools. At 6-foot-8 he has the positional size. The broad shoulders and long arms showcase a projectable frame. Cook is a functional athlete and he has a smooth release on his jump shot with range. The question mark with Cook is his consistency. He seems to get lost in the shuffle a good amount, not imposing his will on the flow of the game. Cook has a tendency to settle for jump shots. He has the dimensions and physical traits to be a good team defender. This upcoming summer will be a big one in the development of Cook figuring out who and what he is as a prospect and player. The tools are there, the upside is still immense.” – Jamie Shaw, On3 National Recruiting Analyst