UNLV Lands First Basketball Recruit In 2012 Class In DaQuan Cook

UNLV received their first basketball recruit for the 2012 class is the 6-foot-1 Baltimore-area point guard DaQuan Cook and he is seen as a nice grab for UNLV:

Cook was brought to the attention of the UNLV staff earlier this summer through a connection with newly-hired UNLV assistant Heath Schroyer, who is from Maryland and still has several deep recruiting ties back there. After getting an impressive first impression upon seeing Cook play, the staff put on the press. Securing a commitment from Cook now was huge for the Rebels, as Cook has begun making a bigger name for himself this summer.

His big summer began with a trip to Italy with an under-19 U.S.A. Elite Select team in April, where in the title game he tallied 31 points and took home tournament MVP honors. He averaged 21 points over the five-game run.

Cook chose UNLV over Washington, Seton Hall, Temple, South Florida, Maryland, Virginia Tech and Charlotte. While Cook has shown a great prowess in scoring, the reason the Rebels really like Cook is that he is a true point guard.

Cook does need to add on some weight because he is currently only 160 pounds, but that will change once he gets on campus. Here are some more notes on Cook via ESPN:

He is most effective when he let them game come to him, and gave the ball to his teammates when they were in a position to score rather than attempting to a big shot while defended. DaQuan has good length and solid quickness and his game reminds you a little of a young Sam Cassell. Cook has street edge to his game and takes no prisoners on the court.

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