The G-League Combine was this past week and a handful of prospects really stood out. Among them was Iowa forward Tyler Cook, who got some big news as a result of his performance.
According to NBA draft analyst Jonathan Givony, Cook was among ten players who will advance to the full NBA Combine. Cook had 24 points and went 10-of-11 on field goal attempts in two combine games while committing only two turnovers.
Last year for the Hawkeyes, Cook averaged 30.8 minutes per game and 14.5 points per game. He set a career-high in rebounds with 7.6 rebounds per game. His strong season included six double-doubles.
He finished his college career starting 92 of 93 games.
10 players advance from the @nbagleague Combine to NBA Combine:
Marial Shayok- Iowa St
Terence Davis- Ole Miss
DaQuan Jeffries- Tulsa
Cody Martin- Nevada
Dewan Hernandez- Miami
Tacko Fall- UCF
Jared Harper- Auburn
Tyler Cook- Iowa
O'Shae Brissett- Syracuse
Reggie Perry- Miss St
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 14, 2019
Coming out of high school in 2016, Cook was the No. 72 overall prospect in the country, per 247Sports. He was the No. 17 ranked power forward in the country and the No. 2 prospect from the state of Missouri.
The Iowa forward is not expected to be drafted on most mock drafts, but perhaps his opportunity to stand out at the NBA Combine will at least give him a chance to improve his chances next month.
Cook joins NCAA Tournament breakout star Tacko Fall in advancing from the G-League Combine to the NBA Combine.