February 28, 2012

Cameron Cook Garners First Team All-CAC Award

FREDERICK, Md.--Sophomore forward Cameron Cook of the Hood College men's basketball team was one of five players named to the all-Capital Athletic Conference first team by the league's head coaches.

Cook, from Baltimore, Md., is the fourth Hood men's basketball player to earn all-conference honors and the third to be named to the first team (Ryan Junghans earned back-to-back first-team selections in 2006-07 and 2007-08 and Jesse Gutekunst made the first team in 2006-07 as well).

The only Blazer to start all 27 games in 2011-12, Cook led the squad in scoring, averaging 14.1 points per game which ranked him fifth in the CAC. Cook also drained a team-best 66 three-pointers, the second-highest total in the league to second-team selection Troy Dockett of Frostburg State University (68).

In just two seasons in the blue-and-grey, Cook is already ranked in the top 10 at Hood in scoring, tallying 769 career points. His 135 career three-pointers are also third-best all-time, trailing Junghans (176) and Sean Robine '07 (144).

Cook was also among the CAC leaders in free-throw percentage (.741, ninth), minutes per game (33.1/fourth) and total field goals made (126/sixth).

Cook scored in double figures in all but seven games this season and eclipsed the 20-point mark four times. He also contributed 107 rebounds, 52 assists, 28 steals and 14 blocks. He shot .420 from the floor and .369 from behind the arc.

The Blazers secured the sixth seed in the CAC tournament and advanced to the semifinal round after upsetting third-seeded Wesley College. Hood fell to the eventual tournament runner-up and second-seeded University of Mary Washington in the semis.

Click here for the 2011-12 CAC men's basketball all-conference selections.

 

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