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OMAR.COOK

OMAR COOK Back

Born 28. 01. 1982.

Height 185cm

Weight 86kg

Position Point guard

Team Estudiantes - Spain

Nationality USA

Characteristics

Tremendous passer and ball handler. Quick as lightening and hard to stop when hot. Not bad of a defender either, but has his troubles against players that make plays. Great assistant, who plays unselfish and helps a lot for him team mates. Improved his shoot a lot.

Career

Middle Village, NY / Christ the King HS: 19.0ppg, 7.0apg, 4.3spg
2000-2001: St.John's (NCAA, starting five): 29 games: 15.3ppg, 3.0rpg, AssistsNCAA-2(8.7apg), 2.3spg, FGP: 36.0%,
3PT: 30.9%, FT: 74.2%: His 252 assists set a freshman school record, previously held by Erick Barkley and ranks second
on the all-time single-season chart
school record, previously held by Erick Barkley (Portland Trail Blazers) and ranks second on the all-time single-season
chart.
2001: Early entry candidate for the 2001 NBA Draft
2001: Chicago NBA Pre-Draft Camp: Assists-1(7.7)
2001: Drafted by Denver Nuggets (NBA,2rd(32))
2001: Rocky Mountain Summer League (Denver Nuggets)
2001-2002: $292,230: In Nov.'01 was signed by Dallas Mavericks (NBA), but released at the end of Dec.'01, in Jan.'02
was signed by Fayetteville Patriots (NBDL, starting five): 12.2ppg, 2.9rpg, Assists-1(7.8), Steals=7(1.5spg), FGP: 38.0%,
3PT-10(38.3%), FT: 76.8%
2002: July: Shaw's Pro Summer League in Boston (Boston Celtics team)
2002: Orlando Magic (NBA) training camp
2002-2003: Fayetteville Patriots (NBDL): Regular Season: 50 games: 7.4ppg, 2.3rpg, Assists-2(5.4apg), Steals-4(1.6spg),
FGP: 36.3%, 3PT: 31.8%, FT: 70.7%; Play-Offs: 5 games: 10.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.0apg, 2.4spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 40.0%,
FT: 68.8%
2003 July: Indiana Pacers summer minicamp
2003-2004: Indiana Pacers (NBA): in Oct.'03 was placed on the injured list, next month signed at Fayetteville Patriots
(NBDL, starting five): 24 games: 10.2ppg, 3.7rpg, Assists-1(9.0apg), Steals-1(2.6spg), FGP: 35.1%, 3PT: 12.1%, FT:
78.5%, in Feb.'04 signed 2 consecutive 10-day contracts at Portland Trail Blazers (NBA): 17 games: 0.8ppg, 0.4rpg,
1.4apg, FGP: 25.9%
2004 June-July: Entertainers Basketball Classic at Rucker Park in New York (Terror Squad team)
2004-2005: Charlotte Bobcats (NBA): released at the end of Oct.'04 before the season started, next month signed at
Fayetteville Patriots (NBDL, starting five): 44 games: 11.5ppg, 3.6rpg, Assists-2(8.6apg), Steals-3(2.1spg), FGP: 40.4%,
3PT: 35.5%, FT: 71.9%, in April '05 signed a 10-day contract with Toronto Raptors (NBA): 5 games: 4.6ppg, 1.4rpg,
4.4apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 41.7%, FT: 50.0%
2005 July: Southern California Summer Pro League (Toronto Raptors)
2005: July: Minnesota Summer League in Minneapolis, Mn (Toronto Raptors) 5g 6.2ppg 1.6rpg 6.4apg
2005-2006: Dexia Mons-Hainaut (Belgium-D1): FIBA Europe Cup: 7 games: 13.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 7.6apg, 2.3spg, 2FGP:
37.5%, 3FGP: 41.7%, FT: 53.8%; Belgian League: 31 games: 14.0ppg, 2.4rpg, Assists-1(7.2apg), 1.9spg, 2FGP: 49.0%,
3PT: 37.0%, FT: 49.0%
2006 July: Toshiba Vegas Summer League (New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets)
2006 - Chicago Bulls (NBA) preseason camp
2006 July: EBC Rucker Park Summer League in New York (Pearl Harbor team)
2006-2007: CSK VVS Samara (Russia-A Superleague): Russian League: 32 games: 13.5ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.3apg, 2.2spg,
2FGP: 46.0%, 3PT: 41.0%, FT: 72.0%; EuroCup Challenge: 12 games: 14.7ppg, 3.6rpg, Assists-1(6.7apg), 2.1spg,
2FGP: 40%, 3FGP: 50%, FT: 71%, in April '07 moved to Strasbourg IG (France-ProA, starting five): 3 games: 6.0ppg,
4.0rpg, 10.3apg, 1.0spg
2007-2008: KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd (Serbia-A League, starting five): Adriatic League: 29 games: Score-4(16.5ppg),
2.3rpg, Assists-1(6.5apg), Steals-1(3.0spg), FGP: 45.4%, 3PT: 40.3%, FT: 75.8%; ULEB Cup: 14 games: 15.2ppg,
3.2rpg, Assists-2(6.1apg), 2.4spg, FGP: 40.4%, 3PT: 33.6%, FT: 79.8%; Superleague: 14 games: 14.8ppg, 3.0rpg,
6.9apg, 3.0spg, FGP: 54%, 3PT: 41%, FT: 72%; Play-off: 2 games: 14.0ppg, 1.5rpg, 6.5apg, 3.5 spg, FGP: 30%, 3PT:
46%, FT:30%
2008: In June signed a 2-year contract with Unicaja Malaga (Spain-ACB)
2008-2009: 750,000: Unicaja Malaga (Spain-ACB, starting five): Spanish League: 38 games: 6.1ppg, 1.5rpg, 4.5apg,
1.6spg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 31.1%, FT: 73.1%; Euroleague: 16 games: 5.6ppg, 1.9rpg, Assists-2(5.1apg), 1.3spg, FGP:
32.1%, 3PT: 39.1%, FT: 75.0%
2009-2010: 750,000: Unicaja Malaga (Spain-ACB, starting five): Spanish League: 39 games: 8.6ppg, 1.4rpg,
Assists-1(5.7apg), 1.3spg, FGP: 41.0%, 3PT: 36.5%, FT: 85.1%; Euroleague: 16 games: 9.7ppg, 1.8rpg,
2012-2013: EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Italy-SerieA, starting five): 11 games: 7.1ppg; Euroleague: 18 games: 3.1ppg,
2.6rpg, 4.1apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 41.2%, 3FGP: 36.2%, FT: 56.5%; Euroleague: 10 games: 7.3ppg, 1.7rpg, 5.0apg, 1.4spg,
2FGP: 54.5%, 3FGP: 46.2%, FT: 58.3%, in Dec.'12 moved to Caja Laboral Vitoria (Spain-Liga Endesa): 24 games:
2.9ppg, 1.2rpg, 2.7apg, 1.1rpg, 3.5apg, 1.2spg
2013-2014: Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (Lithuania-LKL, starting five): VTB United League: 22 games: 5.6ppg, 2.4rpg,
Assists-3(7.5apg), 1.6spg, FGP: 38.7%, 3PT: 35.1%, FT: 90.5%; Lithuanian LKL: 26 games: 5.7ppg, 1.3rpg,
Assists-1(6.2apg), Steals-1(2.4spg), FGP: 48.6%, 3PT: 46.6%, FT: 50.0%; Euroleague: 11 games: 7.0ppg, 1.7rpg,
Assists-3(5.6apg), Steals-5(1.6spg), FGP: 30.0%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 70.0%; Eurocup: 8 games: 5.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 7.0apg,
1.6spg, FGP: 41.7%, 3PT: 30.3%, FT: 85.7%, left in Jun.'14
2014-2015: Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (Lithuania-LKL), then signed at KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica (Montenegro-Erste Liga):
9 games: 6.7ppg, 2.2rpg, 4.7apg, FGP: 38.5%, 3PT: 53.3%; Eurocup: 16 games: 9.6ppg, 1.8rpg, 6.1apg, 1.6spg, FGP:
50.0%, 3PT: 37.0%, FT: 84.6%; Adriatic League: 28 games: 6.7ppg, 2.1rpg, Assists-2(6.3apg), 1.3spg, FGP: 47.7%, 3PT:
32.5%, FT: 72.7%
2015-2016: KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica (Montenegro-Erste Liga, starting five): Adriatic League: 28 games: 8.3ppg,
2.4rpg, Assists-1(6.5apg), Steals-3(2.1spg), FGP: 39.1%, 3PT: 31.8%, FT: 76.9%; Eurocup: 10 games: 8.3ppg, 2.4rpg,
Assists-4(7.0apg), 1.8spg, FGP: 41.4%, 3PT: 37.0%, FT: 72.7%
2016-2017: Movistar Estudiantes (Spain-Liga Endesa)
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Awards/Achievements:
Nike All-Star Game -00 (U.S. U18 Team)
Mc Donald's All-American High School Game -00
NCAA I All-American 3rd Team -01
All-Big East Conf. 3rd Team -01
Big East Conf. All-Rookie Team -01
First Team NABC District 2 selection -01
All-NBDL Second Team -02,04
NBDL All-Rookie Team -02
All-NBDL Honorable Mention -03
NBDL Finalist -03
All-NBDL 2nd Team -05
FIBA EuroCup Quarterfinals -06
Belgian Cup Winner -06
Belgian League Regular Season Runner-Up -06
Belgian League Finalist -06
EuroCup Challenge Champion -07
Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Challenge 1st Team -07
Eurobasket.com EuroCup Challenge All-Imports Team -07
ULEB Cup Quarterfinals -07
French Cup Semifinals -07
Adriatic League All-Star Game -08
Radivoj Korac (Serbian Cup) Semifinals -08
Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League Guard of the Year -08
Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League Import Player of the Year -08
Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 1st Team -08
Eurobasket.com Adriatic League All-Imports Team -08
Eurobasket.com Adriatic League All-Defensive Team -08
Eurobasket.com All-ULEB Cup Honorable Mention -08
Eurobasket.com ULEB Cup All-Imports Team -08
Adriatic League Quarterfinals -08
Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Guard of the Year -08
Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Import Player of the Year -08
Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League 1st Team -08
Eurobasket.com Serbian League All-Defensive Team -08
Montenegrin National Team -08-12
Serbian League Semifinals -08
Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey) Finalist -09
Spanish ACB Semifinals -09, 10
European Championships Division B -09: 6 games: 8.0ppg, 3.3rpg, Assists-2(4.5apg), Steals-1(2.2spg), FGP: 50.0%,
3PT: 44.0%, FT: 70.0%
Qualifications to European Championships 2011 -10: 8 games: 7.8ppg, 2.3rpg, Assists-1(6.1apg), 1.3spg, FGP: 35.3%,
3PT: 25.0%, FT: 76.9%
Spanish ACB Supercup Finalist -11
Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey) Semifinals -11, 13
Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention -11
Eurobasket.com Euroleague All-Defensive Team -11
Euroleague Quarterfinals -11, 13
Eurobasket.com All-Spanish ACB Defensive Player of the Year -11
Eurobasket.com All-Spanish ACB 3rd Team -11
European Championships in Lithuania -11: 5 games: 7.4ppg, 2.2rpg, 4.2apg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 31.8%, FT: 61.5%
Italian Cup Semifinals -12
Italian SerieA Regular Season Runner-Up -12
Italian SerieA Finalist -12
Spanish ACB Regular Season Runner-Up -13
Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Defensive Player of the Year -14
Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 2nd Team -14
Lithuanian League Regular Season Champion -14
Lithuanian League Semifinals -14

Transfers

  • 20. 08. 2016.

    Omar Cook Montenegrin point guard (185-P-82) signed contract with Estudiantes.

  • 01. 10. 2014.

    OMAR COOK, Montenegrin point guard (185-P-82) signed contract with Buducnost Voli from Montenegro.

  • 06. 08. 2013.

    OMAR COOK (185-PG-82) moved from Armani Jeans Milano to Lietuvos rytas.

  • 19. 12. 2012.

    OMAR COOK, PG, signed contract with Spanish club, Caja Laboral.

  • 27. 06. 2011.

    OMAR COOK, PG, moved from Valencia to Armani Jeans Milano.

  • 12. 07. 2010.

    OMAR COOK, PG, moved from Unicaja to another Euro league team, Valencia Basket.

  • 25. 06. 2008.

    OMAR COOK, US-Montenegro pointguard, signed 2 plus 1 year contract with top Spanish team, BC Unicaja Malaga.

  • 19. 04. 2007.

    OMAR COOK, US PG, moved from Russian BC Samara to top French club, SIG Strassbourg.

  • 14. 06. 2006.

    OMAR COOK, PG, moved from Dexia Mons to Russian team, BC CSK VSS Samara.

  • 22. 08. 2007.

    OMAR COOK, top assistant of Russian league, signed 1 year contract with BC RED STAR.

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