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Elgin Cook of NW Florida State sets up visits

By Brad Winton, JuCo Recruiting, 02/18/13, 12:45PM EST


Elgin Cook (6-6/NW Florida State/2013) is heading to the Northwest United States later this to take back to back visits to Oregon (Feb. 21) and Gonzaga (Feb. 23). Both schools have been known to dip into the JUCO ranks to recruit players. Oregon has three JC transfers on their roster in Waverly Austin (Palm Beach State), Carlos Emory (Howard College) and Coleton Baker (Umpqua CC). Gonzaga has Guy Landry Edi from Midland College.

Cook is one of the most heavily recruited unsigned junior college prospects in the 2013 class. He is extremely versatile on both ends of the floor. He is averaging 15 points and 6 rebounds per game this season while shooting the ball at a 61.4% clip. Cook can play the 2-4 spots on offense and guard the 1-4 on the defensive end. He is a great athlete and a very good defender. He constantly makes plays around the rim. Cook will have three years of eligibility remaining at the D1 level, which is another reason that so many high majors are gravitating toward him.

With two official visits lined up, Cook will have to narrow his list down to decide on the final three. VCU, TCU, Arkansas, South Carolina, New Mexico and Illinois are all battling to get one of his last three visits.