Ohio’s Top 50 Athletes of the Decade: No. 50 Daequan Cook

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No. 50 Daequan Cook, Dayton Dunbar (Basketball, 2002-2006)

Today
kicks off the countdown for JJHuddle’s “Top 50 Ohio High School
Athletes of the Decade” for 1999-2009. Every Monday through Friday from
now until March 26, a new athlete will be released. The countdown will
end a day before the boys basketball state finals. Today’s entry just happens to be a hoop star…


Today
kicks off the countdown for JJHuddle’s “Top 50 Ohio High School
Athletes of the Decade” for 1999-2009. Every Monday through Friday from
now until March 26, a new athlete will be released. The countdown will
end a day before the boys basketball state finals.

Today’s entry just happens to be a hoop star…

50. Daequan Cook, Dayton Dunbar, Basketball, 2002-2006: The
current NBAer (Miami Heat) and former Ohio State stud put together
arguably the best prep career of anyone ever to come out of famed
Dayton Dunbar High, which earns him a spot on this list. Cook never won
Ohio’s Mr. Basketball award but he was one of the best players in the
state throughout his career. Cook led Dunbar to the D-II Final Four as
a junior and then led the Wolverines to the state title as a senior. In his three state games, Cook scored 75 points. He also barely missed out
on a triple-double (26 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists) in 2006’s state
semifinal win over Akron SVSM. Cook was part of the famed “Thad Five”
recruiting class at Ohio State with Greg Oden and Mike Conley that made
the NCAA title game as freshmen. He also won the NBA 3-point contest
last year.

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2009 NBA 3-point Contest

 

Dayton Dunbar Dunk Contest (Cook included)

 

Honorable Mention

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