Is Steven Cook the next Ivy League Player of the Year?
The New Trier High School graduate, a senior guard for Princeton University, is putting together a stellar 2016-17 campaign. No doubt, 6-foot-5 Cook is in the running for Player of the Year honors.
Last season, Cook was honorable mention all-Ivy League. As a sophomore, he was second-team all-Ivy. He also was named to the academic all-Ivy team last year.
In nine games this winter, Cook is averaging 13.4 points and 4.2 rebounds per game for the 4-5 Tigers. He’s shooting 52 percent from the field. His three-point percentage is a sparkling .452 (14-31). And he has 16 steals, 14 assists and 11 turnovers.
Cook, who starred for New Trier during the 2012-13 season when the Trevians claimed a school record 28 wins, is approaching 1,000 points for his career with the Tigers. He currently has 862 career points.
During his senior season with the Trevians, Cook averaged 18 points and seven rebounds per game.
Off the court, the economics major has been nominated for the national Allstate NACB Good Works Team, for student athletes that also excel in Community service.