Not many players would survive to play without a draft and then have to play in two D and G league teams and three NBA teams in three years and still be at the top of the game like Quinn Cook.
With his rather long way into the NBA, he didn’t need time to make an impression by becoming an NBA champion as soon as he got the chance. He made it through the NBA Development League before he was finally signed by the Golden State Warriors and is now an important part of the team.
Quinn Cook Bio
The NBA star was born on March 23, 1993, in Washington DC. He was raised by his mother at the side of his sister Kelsey after he lost his father at the age of 14.
As for his education, Cook attended DeMatha Catholic, where he played basketball for the school team. However, after his father’s death, which affected him deeply, his mother persuaded him to move to a boarding school, Oak Hill Academy, as she felt he needed support. While there, he studied and continued to play until he sustained an injury that would make him miss half of his graduation season. Nonetheless, he did not miss out on becoming a McDonald’s All-American. Even more, MaxPreps named him the second All-American team.
From Oak Hill Academy he had the opportunity to play for Villanova, UCLA, and North Carolina, but he chose Duke University where he played for the Duke Blue Devils men’s basketball team. However, the demon of injury he had in high school would prevent him from performing at his best.
Quinn Cook Professional Career
In 2015 he decided to go for the NBA Draft. Unfortunately, he was not drafted, so he came to Oklahoma City Thunder to play in the Orlando Summer League and the Las Vegas Summer League for the Cleveland Cavaliers, who would later sign him. That wouldn’t stand up, because after only six games in the preseason he was retired.
His next step was to join the NBA Development League Canton Charge after he signed to play for the team as a partner player for the Cavaliers. Although he made it to the All-Star Game of the NBA D-League in 2016, after being selected for the East All-Star Team and then Rookie of the Year, he did not make it to the NBA because he would sign a contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, which he then had to renounce.
Next, the Atlanta Hawks signed a contract with the New Orleans Pelicans and waived it before he made it into the NBA when he was signed by the Golden State Warriors in 2017. There he got his chance to play after Stephen Curry suffered an injury. More than that, for the first time he got a stable basketball career after signing a 2 year contract. To top it all off, he and the team soon became NBA champions.
With the American men’s basketball team he played in the 2009 FIBA U16 World Championship. The team won the tournament in New Zealand. The following year he played in the FIBA U17 World Championship and was again awarded the gold medal.
His Dad, Mother, and Girlfriend
Apart from the struggles associated with his career, the biggest struggle for Quinn Cook was the death of his father when he was 14 years old. Ted Cook died after suffering a heart attack and falling into a comma. Years later, he would still remain very much in the heart of his son, who always gives him the honor of being the man he has become now.
There is also his mother, Janet Cook, who is also an important part of his story. After he received his contract with the Warriors, he decided to surprise her with a Range Rover because she had made sacrifices for him.
While there is hardly anything official about who he meets with, Daffini Evans is the woman who is associated with Quinn Cook’s girlfriend.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Like most of the other stars playing in the NBA, Cook is a man of good height and athletic build. He stands at a height of 1.88 m (6 feet 2 inches) and has a body weight of 81.2 kg (179 lb). His general body measurements are difficult to take.