Former Gonzaga Bulldog Aaron Cook announced he will finish out his collegiate career at with the Georgie Bulldogs.
Cook transferred to Gonzaga after four seasons at Southern Illinois (one injury shortened) in which he demonstrated the ability to score points and serve as a tenacious on-ball defender. When he arrived at Gonzaga, he immediately filled a need for veteran leadership in the backcourt and someone who could share point guard duties with Jalen Suggs.
But then, right before the season began, Andrew Nembhard was granted an immediate waiver to his transfer year. With Nembhard suddenly on the roster, the potential for Cook’s minutes took an immediate nosedive. After averaging over 30 minutes per game for the past three seasons, Cook carved out just 13.4 minutes per game last season.
With Nembhard returning for his senior season, and Cook using the free year of eligibility the NCAA provided, sticking around at Gonzaga was not going to be the best way to garner a large quantity of minutes. Georgia is a solid landing spot for Cook. The Bulldogs’ sophomore point guard Sahvir Wheeler announced he is transferring to Kentucky, so there will be plenty of room for Cook to shine.
From the Spokane faithful, we wish Cook well in the final chapter of his college career.