Cook talks with Hoiberg

Cook talks with Hoiberg

Milwaukee (WI) Hamilton High School's Elgin Cook recently spoke with new Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg. Cyclone Sports Report caught up with Cook to see if he is still a member of their 2011 recruiting class.

"Yeah, I'm still fully committed to Iowa State," said Cook. "I'm done with my recruitment and I'm looking forward to playing for Coach Hoiberg."

The 6-foot-6, 180-pound swingman said his first conversation with the new Iowa State head coach went very well.

"He told me that he felt that I really fit his style and that he looked forward to coaching me at Iowa State," said Cook. "I really enjoyed talking with him and he also told me that he wanted me to add a little weight over the next year. I think he wants me up to about 185 or 190 pounds. He told me he wants me to come out there this summer and I plan on going there sometime very soon."

Elgin averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds last season and he told Cyclone Sports Report that one part of his game really seemed to improved during the season.

"I really shot the ball well last year," he said. "It has come a long way but I'm real happy because I hope to play the shooting guard in college."

So what does Cook feel he needs to improve on during the spring and summer?

"My ballhandling is the thing that I'm working on the most because I would also like to have the ability to play the point guard also if needed," he said.

Elgin, who is currently playing for the Milwaukee Running Rebels AAU team, said he also can't wait to unite with some old friends once he gets to Iowa State.

"I still talk with DeMarcus Phillips and I'm also friends with Calvin Godfrey," said Cook. "Calvin used to live in Milwaukee and I've played both with and against him. He really does a nice job of rebounding and blocking shots so it should be a lot of fun playing with him at Iowa State."

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