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@PaulBiancardi how do you see Tyus Jones fitting in with Quin Cook next year? Start SR Cook, or FR Jones? #AskCoachB
— Alexander Hines (@ahines23) February, 26 2013
This is not just a good question, it is a great question!
Currently, Duke sits at No. 6 in the Associated Press Top 25, No. 7 in the USA Today Coaches' Poll and third in the ACC standings. Quinn Cook is averaging 11.7 points and 4.5 assists per game, the latter of which ranks fifth in the ACC. He also makes 82 percent of his free throws and is a valuable piece to the Blue Devils' success.
Cook has really transformed under head coach Mike Krzyzewski and staff. They helped him become more efficient because, at times, he used to lose control and make immature plays. I really like Cook's competitiveness and how he has matured on the court. He was always talented and a great kid off the floor.
Incoming Duke recruit Tyus Jones is a pure point guard who can score, while Cook is more of a combination scorer and setup man. Cook scores best when he drives to the basket, but he is also capable, although not great, on his 3-point shot (34 percent this season).
I believe they will both start and could play off each other quite well. No team will be able to press them, and they will be hard to guard as they can go by defenders and operate with ball screens extremely well.
That ultimate decision will be made by Coach K and his trustworthy staff.
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