Senior point guard for the Duke Blue Devils, Quinn Cook stopped by The David Glenn Show last week during the ACC’s Operation Basketball event to shed some light on the new additions to the roster, the departure of key players and what it is like to play for one of the winningest coaches in college basketball.
“The best part of playing for Coach K is the experience, the lessons. It’s more than basketball, especially with my self and him,” said Cook, who looks to Mike Krzyzewski as a mentor, father figure and basketball coach.
“He cares about the men that he builds,” states Cook. But playing for one of the most renowned coaches in college basketball comes with hard work, dedication and persistence.
“When you sign up to play with Coach K, the wins are not just guaranteed. You don’t just come in here with all this hoopla,” said Cook. “The work has to be done and he is going to be on you.”
With the loss of many key players such as Jabari Parker, Rodney Hood and Andre Dawkins, the Duke Blue Devils look to fill those roles with the influx of talent from the incoming freshman class and the returning talent.
A high preseason ranking and a long journey before March, the Blue Devils led by Cook will take it one game at a time.
“I don’t want to look towards March, I don’t want to look towards the ACC. I want to take it one day at a time and enjoy my senior year,” states Cook.
Going on to discuss the talented freshman class, the competition over the starting point guard position and the upcoming season, Cook knows he is expected to be a leader both on and off the court.
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