Quinn Cook, reigning D-League Rookie of the Year and former Duke Blue Devil held his first Basketball Camp in Bowie, Maryland earlier this month. It was a three day camp, from August 12-14.
The local product had a very experience staff for the campers, he even got a few of his former teammates and brothers to come by and speak to the kids. Jahlil Okafor, Will Barton, and Victor Oladipo were the guest speakers. Cook even had local legends and streetball legends Hugh “Baby Shaq” Jones and Patrick “Pat the Roc” Robinson on staff. Lonnie Harrell aka “Prime Objective” was in the building as well.
Pat the Roc is currently one of the best skill trainers in the world, having him on site was huge for the kids in attendance. There were also former collegiate ball players on staff, both men and women. Every drill was functional, things that could be done in game. There was even a station set up in which campers worked on denying the ball as a team and making proper rotations.
It was a wonderful event, the campers got a chance to interact with the pros and legends in the gym. There was also great competition as there would be a champion crowned on the last day of camp. Awards were given out to campers that stood out for different reasons, being best sportsmanship, great teammate, etc.
Truly great to see so many that have been fortunate enough to reach their dreams turn around and give back, to choose to impact the youngsters behind them. We were fortunate to have a few conversations with the players about Quinn and all of the conversations ended similarly, he’s a great kid with a good head on his shoulders and they’d do anything for him. As for his friends that are already in the league, they all said it was just a matter of time for Quinn without any prompting or questions being asked.
A wonderful start for Cook in terms of his giving back to the community that he grew up in. This was the first of many to come. Members from our team were there, below is a gallery from our Shaughn Cooper. Our Taylor Brown is currently working on a documentary from the week leading up to the camp. We urge you to get over to our YouTube channel for interviews from the weekend.