Canton Charge guard Quinn Cook was named the 2015-16 NBA Development League Rookie of the Year, the league office announced today. The award, voted on by the league’s 19 head coaches, recognizes the first-year professional who most significantly contributed to his team’s success during the season.
Cook (6-2, 179, Duke) led the Charge to a 31-19 season by averaging team highs of 19.6 points and 5.4 assists to go with 3.9 rebounds in 43 games (37 starts). He shot 47 percent from the field and connected on a team-high 86 three-pointers.
A 2016 NBA D-League All-Star, Cook led Canton in scoring 19 times and assists 21 times. He scored in double figures 40 times, including four games with at least 30 points, and helped the Charge secure the Eastern Conference’s third seed in the 2016 NBA D-League Playoffs and a fifth consecutive playoff berth as a franchise. Cook posted one triple-double (2/20 vs. Raptors) and four double-doubles in his rookie campaign and was named NBA D-League Performer of the Week honors for the week of January 18th.
Undrafted in 2015 after a four-year career at Duke, Cook was a member of the Blue Devils’ NCAA Championship team during his senior season in 2014-15. He appeared in six games during the preseason for the Cleveland Cavaliers before arriving in Canton via the affiliate player rule.
Cook will be presented with the Rookie of the Year trophy tomorrow night before the Charge hosts the top-seeded Sioux Falls Skyforce in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals live on ESPNU. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET.
Tickets for Game 1 in Canton are on sale now and start at $8! Fans can purchase their tickets and be part of Wine & Gold history by calling the Charge office at 866-444-1944, heading to their nearest Ticketmaster outlet or online at www.CantonCharge.com. Fans can get in the conversation on social media throughout the team’s 2016 postseason run by using #FiveStrong.
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The Canton Charge, presented by SecureData 365, are part of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena organization and also owned by a group led by Cavaliers Majority Owner and Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert. The group also owns and operates the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League and the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, both of which play their games at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.