As part of our coverage leading up to the 2015 NBA Draft we will provide profiles of more than 60 prospects, including video interviews with each player, what they're saying leading up to draft day as well as their potential fit on the Bulls.
Quinn Cook, G, Duke
6'2" | 179 lbs. | 22 years old
15.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.0 steals, 45.4 FG%, 35.8 minutes
Second round to undrafted
"Rebounding’s something I’ve always been good at. The size really didn’t bother me. I always seemed to find a way to get the ball. I have a knack for getting the ball. It comes naturally to me so that’s something I take pride in. I think I’ll be able to do it on the next level. I don’t know if I’ll do it at the same level I did at UCLA right away but I think over time I’ll definitely be one of the best rebounders."
Fit for the Bulls:
Cook shifted to shooting guard in his final season at Duke to make room for Tyus Jones. But three years of handling primary point-guard duties in Coach K's system makes him a versatile player and an intriguing second-round prospect. He did a lot of maturing on and off the court in Durham, takes care of the ball and has excellent range. The Bulls don't have a second-round pick so he's unlikely to wind up in Chicago, but if Cook goes undrafted he'd make for excellent summer camp competition at the point guard spot. He's undersized but didn't play like it, a trait that could carry over at the next level if he continues to improve.
On this edition of the Bulls Talk Podcast, Sean Highkin and Michael Walton join Kevin Anderson.
1:00 The great Chicken Sandwich Wars- believe the hype
5:15 Judging the Bulls missed free throw promotion with Chick-fil-A
9:25 The story of Michael Jordan betting with teammates on the Dunkin Donuts race
11:45 The myth of the special NBA Jams version with Michael Jordan
17:00 How Jordan would have used twitter in the 90’s
18:00 Which player in NBA history would have had the best twitter account
22:20 Are you with Devin Booker or Joakim Noah in the double-team debate?
25:37 On the NBA rookie survey and Cam Reddish winning ‘best career’ vote
Listen to the full podcast here
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Any TV show that references Bill Cartwright and Cliff Levingston gets a positive review in our book.
"South Side" is a new show from Comedy Central that "follows two friends who just graduated from community college and are ready to take over the world. But until they do, they’re stuck working at Rent-T-Own. Shot on location in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, the show offers an authentic look into what life on the South Side is all about."
This isn't an #ad, but you should certainly check it out if for no other reason than the constant Bulls references like the one below.
For you newer generation of Bulls fans, Cartwright played the final seven seasons of his NBA career with the Bulls. He averaged 8.7 points and 5.3 rebounds in 426 games and later coached the Bulls from 2001 to 2004. He went 51-100 as head coach.
Levingston played two seasons with the Bulls (1990-1992) and averaged 4.0 poinst and 2.9 rebounds in 157 games.
No one would argue they were critical pieces to the early 90s Bulls title teams, but they're still making headlines in 2019 for getting shoutouts in "South Side."