Position
Guard
Height
6'0
Weight
205 lbs.
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Walker, La.
High School
Walker HS

FRESHMAN SEASON (2020-21)
Played in 20 games in his first year at LSU, averaging 3.1 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game … Averaged 7.5 minutes per game … Two double figure games, 10 versus Louisiana Tech (12-6) and season high of 11 at Georgia (2/23) … Just missed a third double figure game with 9 vs. Sam Houston (12/14) and 8 against Nicholls (12/26) … In the three games against Louisiana Tech, Sam Houston and Nicholls scored a combined 27 points, hitting 8-of-13 from the field with two three-pointers and 9-of-12 from the free throw line … Had three rebounds against SIUE (11/26) and Nicholls (12/26) … In the Georgia game, hit 4-of-6 field goals with two treys and a free throw … Finished 21-of-46 from the field (45.7%) with 7-of-16 from the three-point arc (43.8%) … 13-of-17 from the free throw line … 16 assists and 16 steals.

PRIOR TO LSU
Helped Walker High School to the Class 5A Louisiana High School title as a sophomore in 2018, the final game in 2019 and the 5A semifinals in 2020 … The 2018 title was the school’s first in boys’ basketball … Averaged 29.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.7 assists as a junior and 29.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists as a senior in 2020 … Finished with over 3,200 points … Four-star recruit listed as the No. 2 prospect in the state of Louisiana and No. 16 in the nation at the position according to the 247sports.com rankings … After his junior season was voted The Advocate’s All-Metro and Class 5A MVP in 2019 … Also won the Farm Bureau/Mr. Basketball Award by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association, the USA Today Louisiana Player of the Year award and the Gatorade Louisiana Player of the Year award … Was named to the All-Metro team and first-team All-State again as a senior in 2020 … Two-sport athlete known for his talent as wide receiver/defensive back in football at Walker … The last Livingston Parish school basketball signee for the basketball Tigers was former Denham Springs High School star and present LSU Assistant Coach Tasmin Mitchell in 2005 … Played both basketball and football at Walker HS. 

PERSONAL
Nickname “Jay” … Born in Baton Rouge on March 25, 2002 … Right handed … Parents are James and Lydia Cook … Two brothers – Jeremy Porter and Josh Cook … On coming to LSU cited, “Relationship with coaching staff, home state and comfortable feeling; great place to succeed and get ready for next level; great culture and environment” … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies … Likes to play video games and “chill with friends” to relax … Favorite food is “whatever mom cooks” and favorite dessert is apple pie … Favorite pro basketball players are Chris Paul and Steph Curry while favorite NBA team is the Golden State Warriors … Favorite pro athlete outside basketball is Odell Beckham, Jr.

Top Career Scoring Games
1.    11, at UGA, 2/23/21
2.    10, vs. LA Tech, 12/6/20
3.    9, vs. Sam Houston, 12/14/20
4.    8, vs. Nicholls, 12/26/20
5.    5, vs. Vanderbilt, 3/2/21
       5, vs. SIUE, 11/26/20
7.   4, vs. Auburn, 2/20/21
8.   3, vs. Alabama, 1/91/21
        3, vs. Texas A&M, 12/29/20
10.  2, at Ole Miss, 1/9/21
        2, vs. Georgia, 1/6/21

Single Game Highs
Points – 11, at Georgia, 2/23/21
Rebounds – 3, twice
Assists – 4, vs. Nicholls State, 12/26/20
Steals – 3, twice
FG Made – 4, at Georgia, 2/23/21
FG Attempts – 6, twice
3 FG Made – 2, at Georgia, 2/23/21
3 FG Attempts – 3, at Georgia, 2/23/21
FT Made – 4, vs. Nicholls State, 12/26/20
FT Attempts – 6, vs. Nicholls State, 12/26/20

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