Tyler Cook

The 6-foot-9 sophomore took a major step forward over his freshman season, averaging 15.3 points per game. He improved as a rebounder, passer (his assist total more than doubled), defender and rim-protector. He excited fans with his athleticism, setting an unofficial school record for dunks in season with 61. Now if they can just get him to stick around. There are rumors that he is seriously considering turning pro and other rumors that he might transfer to Missouri. Cook already has rejected the transfer idea via Twitter, but he has given no clues about his NBA thoughts. It wouldn’t be a bad idea at all for him to declare for the draft, go through the draft process and get some good advice about what he needs to work on. The scouts presumably would tell him he needs to work on his perimeter shooting, which is the final piece in making him a legitimate first-round draft candidate in the future.


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