Tyler Cook Decides to Return for Junior Season

Story by Derek Pech

Iowa forward Tyler Cook, right, works against Ohio State forward Jae'Sean Tate during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Iowa City, Iowa – Well Hawkeye fans, the wait is over and the verdict is in. Iowa basketball player Tyler Cook announced this evening that he has decided to return for another season as a Hawkeye!

Cook’s decision to stay ends what has been a long process filled with all sorts of speculation. He entered himself into the NBA Draft process shortly after the Hawkeyes 2017/2018 season ended so that he could workout for professional teams and receive feedback from scouts, GM’s, and coaches who are “in the know”. Cook ended up working out in front of six different NBA teams.

At this point, it isn’t clear what type of feedback Cook heard from NBA scouts/coaches, but what is clear is that he felt like it would be in his best interest to return to the Hawkeye basketball program for his junior season.

No doubt Hawkeye fans everywhere will be thrilled to hear this news. Cook, along with Luka Garza and several others will form a formidable front court for the Hawkeyes in the upcoming season.

Cook is a young man with a tremendous amount of talent and potential as a basketball player. He will get his shot at the next level of basketball, but for now his teammates, coaches, and fans will be happy to see him in a Hawkeye uniform for another year. He is set to play a crucial role in helping his Hawkeye team bounce back from a disappointing season.

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