Oregon lands commitment from 5-star 2023 wing Mookie Cook
Oregon landed its second commitment of the 2023 class on Thursday with the announcement that Mookie Cook will be returning home to play his college ball.
Cook, a 5-star forward, grew up in Portland but plays his high school ball in Arizona. He’s one of the best prospects in the 2023 class and turning down offers from the likes of Gonzaga, Kentucky, and Arizona to play for the Ducks.
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Cook ranks as the fourth-best player in his class, per the 247 Composite. He’s the top player in the state of Arizona and the second-best prospect at his position. At 6-foot-7 and 200 pounds, Cook is an excellent finisher around the rim and a strong defender.
“They can expect crazy highlights from me,” Cook told 247Sports of what fans can hope to see from his game. “Spectacular dunks, great energy every night and just a real lit game. We are going to be a lit team and change the culture. I just want to be that guy to bring the energy every night and to play to win.”
Cook joins 4-star guard Jackson Shelstad in the 2023 Oregon class and continues a tremendous run of recruiting for coach Dana Altman and his staff in Eugene.
There’s still lots of time before signing day, but Cook will give the Ducks a third straight class with a 5-star addition and be the program’s ninth 5-star player in the last seven classes. Only the 2020 cycle failed to produce a 5-star talent for the Ducks.