Daequan Cook Biography

Daequan Cook is an American professional basketball player for Ironi Nes Ziona of the Israeli Premier League. He has been ranked at #21 overall in the 2007 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers and later traded to the Miami Heat.

Daequan Cook Age

He was born on the 28th of April 1987 in Dayton, Ohio, United States. As of 2018, he is 31 years old.

Daequan Cook Family

He was born to Fred Sneed and Renae Cook. Alongside him are three others, two brothers, Tauyonne Cook, and Wendall Cook, and one sister Keishawn Cook.

Daequan Cook Career

High School

As a junior in high school, he led Paul Laurence Dunbar High School’s basketball team to the Ohio Division II state semifinals. As a senior, he led Dunbar to the Division II state championship.

College

He attended Ohio State University and was one of the famed “Thad Five” coached by Thad Matta. He averaged 10.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 0.7 steals in 20.4 minutes per game.

Professional Career

NBA:

In his rookie season with Miami Heat, he was averaging at about 8.2 points per game. Ha was then sent to the Iowa Energy of the NBA D-League in late February 2008. He came back to Miami Heat on the 8th of March. Daequan Cook won the 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend Three-Point Shootout in Phoenix, ending Jason Kapono’s two-year winning streak. He was chosen with the eighteenth pick of the 2010 draft to the Oklahoma City Thunder for the 32nd pick in the 2010 draft. There, he was a key player in their emergence as a Western Conference Contender. With Thunder, he managed to get to the NBA Finals in 2012, but they lost to Miami Heat.

He was traded along with James Harden, Cole Aldrich, and Lazar Hayward to the Houston Rockets on 27 October 2012. He stayed with the Rockets until he was waived on the 2nd of January 2013. Shortly after, he signed with the Chicago Bulls and completed the season with them.

Overseas:

He signed his first overseas game on 23 November 2013 with Ukrainian SuperLeague team Budivelnyk Kyiv. His first games international games were in the Euroleague. He was waived by Budivelnyk and joined Germany’s Walter Tigers Tübingen for the remainder of the 2013–14 season. For the 2014-2015 season, he played for France’s SPO Rouen Basket. In the 2014-15 season, he was with Portugal’s S.L. Benfica. The 2016-17 season had him playing with Chemidor Tehran. Since 2017, he has been playing for Ironi Nes Ziona, first for the 2017-2018 season, and later signed a one-year contract extension with Nes Ziona. For his performance, he was subsequently named Israeli League Round 9 MVP.

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Daequan Cook Stats

Regular Season:

Year

Team

GP

GS

MPG

FG%

3P%

FT%

RPG

APG

SPG

BPG

PPG

2012–13

Houston

16

1

10.3

.356

.367

.667

1.1

.6

.4

.1

3.4

2012–13

Chicago

33

0

8.4

.278

.246

.778

1.3

.3

.1

.2

2.5

2011–12

Oklahoma City

57

22

17.4

.368

.346

.636

2.1

.3

.4

.2

5.5

2010–11

43

0

13.9

.436

.422

.800

1.7

.5

.3

.0

5.6

2009–10

Miami

45

3

15.4

.320

.317

.840

1.8

1.0

.3

.2

5.0

2008–09

75

4

24.4

.375

.387

.875

2.5

.9

.5

.1

9.1

2007–08

59

19

24.4

.381

.332

.825

3.0

1.3

.4

.2

8.8

Career

328

49

18.3

.369

.359

.813

2.1

.7

.4

.1

6.4

Playoffs:

Year

Team

GP

GS

MPG

FG%

3P%

FT%

RPG

APG

SPG

BPG

PPG

2013

Chicago

6

0

6.0

.100

.125

.000

.5

.7

.2

.0

.5

2012

Oklahoma City

16

0

6.8

.378

.333

.000

.6

.3

.2

.0

2.3

2011

17

0

11.5

.393

.348

1.000

1.6

.1

.2

.0

3.8

2009

Miami

7

0

23.0

.310

.300

1.000

2.4

.6

.3

.0

5.3

Career

46

0

10.9

.345

.315

.750

1.2

.3

.2

.0

3.0

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