ISU basketball recruit withdraws from high school

Daily Staff

2011 ISU basketball signee Elgin Cook has withdrawn from Milwaukee Hamilton High School.

The 6-foot-6-inch high school senior is no longer attending school in Wisconsin, his coach told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on Wednesday.

Cook had been averaging 19 points a game for the Hamilton Wildcats before leaving school for what the Journal-Sentinel reported were personal reasons.

“Elgin is a decent kid. He’s safe. That’s the most important thing. Hopefully he gets a new start,” Cook’s coach, Tom Diener told the Journal-Sentinel.

Cook signed a letter of intent to come play basketball for the Cyclones and coach Fred Hoiberg in November.

“Elgin is an athletic forward who can really run the floor,” Hoiberg said after Cook’s signing. “Athletic wings are a necessity in the Big 12, and we feel Elgin fits that mold.”