Lietuvos Rytas adds floor general Cook
by: Euroleague.net
August 6, 2013
Omar Cook - Caja Laboral - EB12_44737Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius announced on Tuesday the addition of point guard Omar Cook for the upcoming campaign, which will start with the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds for the team, in its own city. Cook (1.88 meters, 31 years old) arrives from Laboral Kutxa Vitoria, where last season he averaged 3.3 points and 3.2 assists in over 18 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games in the Top 16 and the Playoffs. He had started the season with EA7 Emporio Armani Milan with which he played the Regular Season. Cook is a seasoned player on European floors. After a few years of experience in the United States, both in the NBA and the NBDL, Cook arrived to Europe in 2005 to play with Dexia-Mons Hainaut of Belgium. After a good season there he moved to Russia to play with Samara and then he played in Crvena Zvezda in Serbia, just before going to Spain, where he signed for Unicaja Malaga. He spent two seasons in Malaga and then joined Valencia Basket for another year always being a protagonist in the teams both in Euroleague and domestic competitions. In 2011 he moved to Italy yo join Olimpia Milano where he played one-and-a-half seasons before moving back to Spain with Baskonia. He ranks 12th of all time Turkish Airlines Euroleague best passers with a total 497 assists in 97 games (5.12 apg).
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