South Carolina has been through a lot of names for the 2013 recruiting class. Frank Martin and his staff have found another one.
The Gamecocks have begun to show their interest in JUCO shooting guard prospect Elgin Cook. Cook is a 6-foot-6, 200-pound guard/forward prospect currently playing at Northwest Florida State College.
South Carolina was in yesterday to watch Elgin Cook (6-6/2013) of NW Florida State.— Brad Winton (@JucoRecruiting) January 24, 2013
Right now, Cook has several offers listed including Gonzaga, Auburn, Mississippi State, Murray State, Oregon, TCU, VCU and Washington. Cook originally was part of the 2011 recruiting class of Iowa State but ended up enrolling at prep school before finding his way to NW Florida State College.
The good thing about Cook is he has three years of eligibility to play, unlike most JUCO players who have two years left to play. Cook sat out his first season at NW Florida State College. Another good thing about Cook is he has the pedigree in his blood. Cook is the son of former Arkansas and NBA first round draft pick Alvin Robertson.
Cook is an incredible athlete who can get to the rim with ease. He's got nice leaping ability that allows him to go up over his defenders and has some creativity in the air.
It's unknown how much interest Cook has in the Gamecocks' program but the opportunity for early playing time should likely be an easy sell. One could also look at guard Brenton Williams and his development under Coach Martin as a potential selling point as well.
This is a fairly new name on the board for the Gamecocks so a decision won't likely come in the near future. However, he's certainly a prospect to track going forward to be a potential player for Frank Martin and the Gamecocks.