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Encyclopedia > Brian Cook
Brian Cook
Brian Cook in 2007
Position Power Forward
Height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Weight 258 lb (117 kg)
Team Orlando Magic
Nationality USA
Born December 4, 1980 (1980-12-04) (age 26)
Lincoln, Illinois
College Illinois
Draft 24th overall, 2003
Los Angeles Lakers
Pro career 2003 –present
Former teams Los Angeles Lakers
(2003-2007)

Brian Joshua Cook (born December 4, 1980, in Lincoln, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player. He plays power forward for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. Cook was drafted out of the University of Illinois with the 24th pick of the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft. He led his high school team, the Lincoln Community High School Railsplitters, to the quarterfinals of the Illinois High School Association class AA state boys basketball tournament.[1] Brian Cook may refer to: Brian Cook, an American basketball player Brian Cook (football administrator), an Australian football CEO Brian Cook (musician), an American bassist Category: ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Power forward is a position in the sport of basketball. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Lincoln is a town in Logan County, Illinois, United States. ... A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ... The 2003 NBA Draft logo The 2003 NBA Draft was held on June 26, 2003 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Lincoln is a town in Logan County, Illinois, United States. ... This article is about the sport. ... Power forward is a position in the sport of basketball. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... NBA redirects here. ... A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ... The 2003 NBA Draft logo The 2003 NBA Draft was held on June 26, 2003 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. ... Lincoln Community High School is located at 1000 Primm Road in Lincoln, IL. The school has 940 students for the 2005-2006 school year, down from over 1200 30 years earlier. ... The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is one of 521 state high school associations in the United States, designed to regulate competition in interscholastic events at the high school level. ...

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University of Illinois

Cook played four seasons at the University of Illinois, beginning with the 1999-2000 season, and led the Fighting Illini in rebounding in each season. He was the co Big Ten Freshman of the year during his first year at Illinois. As a senior in the 2002-2003 season, Cook led the Fighting Illini in scoring with 20.0 points per game, and was received the Chicago Tribune Silver Basketball as the Most Valuable Player of the Big Ten Conference. That same season, Cook was named Second-Team All-American by The Sporting News, and Third-Team All-American by the Associated Press, the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and The Basketball Times, as well as Big Ten Player of the Year and First-Team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and the media. Cook left Illinois as the school's third all-time leading scorer with 1748 total points, at an average of 13.2 points per game. This article is about the year. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The Fighting Illini (also known as The Illini) are the intercollegiate athletic teams of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ... A rebound in basketball is the act of successfully gaining possession of the basketball after a missed field goal or free throw. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Silver Basketball is an award presented annually by the Chicago Tribune to the Most Valuable Player of the Big Ten Conference for both mens and womens basketball. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... For other uses of the term Big Ten see Big Ten (disambiguation). ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the University of Kansas basketball coach. ...


Professional basketball

In college, Cook was a scorer from both the inside and the outside, utilizing his height to score in the post and attempting three-point shots when left open. As a professional, Cook has become a player who predominantly shoot from the perimeter, away from the basket. In Cook's rookie season (2003-04), he had only five three-point attempts out of 141 total field goal attempts. As a second-year player (2004-05) under former Lakers head coach Rudy Tomjanovich he was mainly three-point specialist, in fact 199 of 422 (or 47.2%) of Cook's field goal attempts were from behind the three-point arc. However since Phil Jackson return to coaching the Lakers in 2005-06, Cook shoots from the perimeter less often and now looks for midrange opportunities. Only 59 of 442 (or 13.3%) of Cook's field goal attempts are three-point attempts. This has resulted in Cook improving his overall field-goal percentage from .417 in 2004-05 to .520 in 2005-06, and has also resulted in an improvement in his three-point field-goal percentage, from .392 in 2004-05 to .441 in 2005-06. In fact, Cook's field-goal percentage would rank 10th in the NBA if he was qualified (through the Lakers 69 games in 2005-06, Cook would need to have made 252 field goals to qualify [1], however he has made only 230.) His improved play presumably has also kept Cook on the playing floor more and on the bench less, as his minutes played per game has risen from 15.1 in 2004-05 to 19.4 in 2005-06. He is currently the Lakers scoring leader at the power forward position, averaging 8.3 points per game. (Statistics from the 2005-06 season as of March 21, 2006.) The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... Rudolph Tomjanovich, Jr. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2007 In basketball, a three-point field goal, three-pointer, three-point shot, or simply three is a field goal made from beyond the three point line, a designated semi-ellipsoid arc radiating from the basket. ... Philip Douglas Phil Jackson (born September 17, 1945 in Deer Lodge, Montana) is the current coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, an American professional basketball team. ...


On November 20, 2007, he along with teammate Maurice Evans were traded to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Trevor Ariza.[2] is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Maurice Eugene Evans (born 8 November 1978, in Wichita, Kansas) is a professional basketball player in the NBA currently with the Los Angeles Lakers. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... Trevor Anthony Ariza (born June 30, 1985 in Miami, Florida) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers. ...


Notes

  1. ^ http://www.marchmadness.org/records/yearly/1999baa.htm
  2. ^ Magic Acquire Brian Cook and Maurice Evans From L.A. Lakers Retrieved November 20, 2007

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Persondata
NAME Cook, Brian
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION Professional basketball player
DATE OF BIRTH December 4, 1980
PLACE OF BIRTH
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

  Results from FactBites:
 
Brian Cook - Hoopedia (438 words)
Brian Joshua Cook (born December 4, 1980 in Lincoln, Illinois) is a power forward for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association.
Cook was drafted out of the University of Illinois with the 24th pick of the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft.
In college, Cook was a scorer from both the inside and the outside, utilizing his height to score in the post and attempting three-point shots when left open.
Brian Cook - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (512 words)
Brian Joshua Cook (born December 4, 1980 in Lincoln, Illinois) is a power forward for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.
Cook was drafted out of the University of Illinois with the 24th pick of the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft.
Cook played four seasons at the University of Illinois, beginning with the 1999-2000 season, and led the Fighting Illini in rebounding in each season.
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