A highly touted Louisianan who brings a solid rebounding presence as well as a good knack of scoring around the basket ... Should battle for playing time in the frontcourt for the Golden Eagles.
2007-08 (Fr.): Saw action in 20 games, coming off the bench in all of them ... Averaged 3.8 points and 2.9 rebounds ... Recorded his first career double-double, scoring 14 points and grabbing 13 rebounds against Blue Mountain (11/29) ... Scored ten points and pulled down a team-high seven rebounds against McNeese State (12/23).
Prep: Spent the last two years at Genesis One Christian School in Mendenhall, Miss., averaging 19 points and nine rebounds this past winter as his team reached the final game of the National Association of Christian Athletes national tournament in Dayton,
Tenn. ... Prior to his stint at Genesis One, Cooks averaged 16.1 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks for Thibodaux High School as they reached the 2005 Class 5A state title game in the Top 28 tournament ... Scored 20 points in the final game against Brother Martin High School of New Orleans to earn Top 28 all-tournament honors ... His play that season earned him honorable mention 5A all-state honors, as well as being named first team to both The Daily Comet `s All-Bayou Region team and the 6-5A All-District squad
... Squad won a school-record 34 games as well as reaching the Louisiana High School Athletic Association's final game for the first time ...Helped lead Thibodaux High to the second round of the state 5A playoffs in 2004 as he poured in 29 points, despite losing to Huntington High in that contest.
Personal: Son of Michelle Cooks ... Majoring in general studies ... Born July 22, 1987.