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Cook heating up Panhandle

Steve Forbes is a big fan of his wing standout.

Louisville signee Chris Jones isn't the only standout for Northwest Florida State College. Milwaukee native Elgin Cook is making his own waves down on the Panhandle.

A 6-6, 200-pound wing, Cook is putting up 18.4 points and grabbing 6.4 rebounds a game while shooting 63 percent from the field.

"Elgin is a tremendous athlete," said Northwest Florida State College head coach Steve Forbes. "He recently had as good a floor game as any of the players I've coached. He went for 32 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. On top of that he can guard the one through the four."

Georgia, Gonzaga and North Carolina State are the most recent schools to watch Cook play. Arkansas, TCU, Washington, New Mexico, Mississippi State and West Virginia have also been tracking him this year.

New Mexico, TCU and Washington are the schools that have offered him.

Cook is the son of NBA player and first round draft pick out of Arkansas Alvin Robertson. Arkansas has yet to pull the trigger and offer Cook, though.

On top his abilities, Cook is even more attractive as a prospect because he will have three years of eligibility after this year of junior college. Last year he sat out at Northwest Florida State and did not play.

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