Quinn Cook is a professional basketball player. Quinn Cook currently represents the NBA G League’s Stockton Kings. When he failed in the 2015 draft, no one could have predicted that he would later go on to win the championship ring.
When he entered the professional arena after a good collegiate career with the Duke University basketball team, NBA fans had high expectations.
He was the leading point scorer for the Duke Blue Devils when they won the NCAA title in 2015.
Childhood, Family, and Education
Quinn Cook was born on March 23, 1993, in Washington, DC, the United States of America to Ted and Janet Cook.
In his family, he has a younger sister named Kelsey Cook.
Because his community was so close to Maryland, he went to DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville.
Ted, his father, had a Lemonade Stand at United Station and was a well-known fast-food restaurant runner.
Quinn had been close to his father since he was a child. Ted was a major supporter of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, and he fostered that passion in his son.
Cook received his first basketball as a toddler, and by the age of ten, he had already begun playing organized basketball.
When he was in middle school, he used to like playing games with his friends.
He traveled frequently outside of D.C. to compete in various school-level tournaments.
Throughout his younger years, his parents, particularly his father, had his back and used to accompany him to his games to cheer him up.
Ted would even quit work to assist his kid during his practice sessions.
When he was fourteen, he lost his mentor and first coach.
Quinn had just started playing high school basketball when Ted died after a heart attack.
Until his junior year of high school, Cook attended DeMatha Catholic High School.
He developed a lot of friends there, including Jerami and Jerian Grant, Victor Oladipo, and others who went on to play in the NBA.
He then spent a year at Oak Hill Academy before graduating from high school in 2011.
He then went on to Duke University to pursue his study.
Age, Weight & Height
As of 2022, Quinn Cook is 29 years old. His zodiac sign is Aries.
About his physical stats, he stands 1.85 meters (6 feet 1 inch) tall and weighs around 180 lb (82 kg).
Moreover, he has thick black hair and dark brown eyes.
Facts of Quinn Cook
|Full Name||Quinn Alexander Cook|
|Known As||Quinn Cook|
|Date of Birth||March 23, 1993|
|Birth Place||Washington DC, the USA|
|Nick Name||Not available|
|Age||29 years old|
|Height||1.85 m (6 feet 1 inch)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|Eye Color||Dark brown|
|Father’s Name||Ted Cook|
|Mother’s Name||Janet Cook|
|NBA Draft||2015 / Undrafted|
|League||•National Basketball Association (NBA)•VTB United League
•NBA G League
|Active Years||(2015 – Present)|
|Net Worth||$1-$3 million|
|Currently Plays For||Stockton Kings|
|Jersey Number (recent)||12|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter, Facebook|
|Merch||Basketball Trading Card|
|Last Update||May 2022|
Quinn Cook has a net worth ranging from around $1 million to $3 million.
The D-League players earn much less than those who play in the NBA regular season matches. Cook is no exception.
However, he got an opportunity to make money through the NBA league as well.
Unfortunately, his first appearance with the Dallas Mavericks did not pay him well. The club paid him just around $31k for around six matches.
However, in the long run, he again got to play for various other clubs for a longer duration, due to which he was paid a better amount. As a result, Cook accumulated approximately $7 million from his overall NBA career.
Sadly, there is no reliable information about his earnings from the minor leagues.
Career in High School
Cook attended two separate high schools during his high school career.
He spent three years with DeMatha Catholic, helping them to become the state’s number one team in his junior year.
However, he lost his father during his first season, which caused him to miss many games. Furthermore, he needed some time to recover from the trauma.
Despite being of average height for a basketball player, he had a successful high school career.
He was named the Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year for his accomplishments during his junior season. In addition, he was a member of the team that competed in the Boost Mobile Elite 24 game.
For his senior year of high school, he switched schools and joined the Oak Hill Academy squad. He averaged 19.1 points per game during the previous season.
Cook graduated from high school as a highly recruited athlete, and he was chased by a number of universities, including UCLA and North Carolina.
However, he chose to play college basketball with the Duke Blue Devils.
Unfortunately, he injured his knee before the start of his rookie season. Although he healed in time for the competition, his debut season was a disaster.
He regained his form the next season and did not disappoint the Blue Devils for the next three seasons.
In his sophomore season, he averaged 11.7 points, 5.3 assists, and 3.8 rebounds per game.
His best season was his senior year when he guided his team to the 2015 NCAA title. He had a career-high 15.3 points per game average in his final season.
Quinn was almost certain he would be selected in the 2015 NBA draft after finishing his college career with a national championship.
But, to his disappointment, no NBA teams were interested in him, and he remained undrafted.
Soon after, he joined the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Cleveland Cavaliers in two separate minor leagues, where he stayed for a short time.
Cook later signed with the Canton Charge (now Cleveland Charge) to play in the NBA D-League on October 30, 2015.
He was fairly impressive during his two league seasons with the Charge. In his debut season, he averaged 19.6 points and 3.9 rebounds.
As a result, in 2016, he was named Rookie of the Year.
The Dallas Mavericks enabled him to play in NBA regular-season games after he performed similarly well in his second season.
He did not, however, impress them, and he was quickly returned to the Charge.
Cook returned to the NBA in 2017 after signing with the New Orleans Pelicans. The Golden State Warriors acquired him for the current season after he appeared in nine games with the Pelicans.
He spent two seasons with the Warriors, where he played the most games. In 2018, he also won his first NBA championship with them.
He went on to play two more NBA seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, his father’s favorite team. In 2020, he won his second championship with the Lakers.
Quinn has lately become linked with the NBA G League’s Stockton Kings.
He previously played for Lokomotiv Kuban of the VTB United League and NBA teams such as the Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers.
Career Opportunities Abroad
Cook has represented the United States national teams at various age levels in international tournaments in addition to his professional career.
He was a member of the national teams that won gold at the FIBA America U-16 World Championships in 2009 and the FIBA U-17 World Championships in 2010.
Quinn Cook is currently single and is not dating anyone. But, he was previously in a relationship with Bria Nicole.
Bria is a famous Instagram model from Atlanta with nearly 100k followers. She is an entrepreneur who has her outfit brand, BNickFit.
Moreover, she is an ACSM certified fitness trainer as she used to be a basketball athlete during her college days.
It is unclear when Cook first met her, but they were briefly together some years ago.
They were seen together on social media pages during their vacation to the Turks and Caicos Islands around 2019.
The Cook Book
The American swingman is not only an athlete but also an author.
He released the children’s book titled The Cook Book in August 2020.
The player had always wanted to come out with something like that, and he thought what more could be more exciting than releasing motivational stuff for his fans’ kids.
The book features ten chapters on the keys to success and has his own and his dad’s images on its cover.
He remarked that he did it to pay tribute to his late father, Ted, from whom he learned many important life lessons, and hopes that the small children will also learn something of value from the book.
His Instagram handle is @qcook323, and his Twitter handle is @QCook323.