33 - Carter Cook
Carter Cook
Height: 6-5
Weight: 225
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Clemmons, N.C.
Position: G
Major: Communications
Last School: Calvary Baptist Day

2009-10: Had a solid sophomore season... raised his scoring average by 1.9 points per game over his freshman average... averaged 6.8 points per outing... also increased his rebounding average to 3.4 rpg... ranked third on the team with 48 assists... also ranked second with a 37.9 three-point field goal percentage... led the team with a 52.1 effective shooting percentage and a 54.4 true shooting percentage, which combines field goals, three-pointers and free throws... reached double figures in a career-high eight games... tallied 12 points, four rebounds and four assists against UNC Greensboro (Nov. 24)... finished with 16 points and four assists against Florida Gulf Coast (Dec. 14)... was solid with 13 points, five rebounds and four assists at Arizona State (Dec. 23)... had four straight double figure games at the end of January and the start of February... had 11 points and five rebounds against Jacksonville (Jan. 31)... collected 15 points and four rebounds at Kennesaw State (Feb. 6) to help Upstate sweep the season series for the first time in the A-Sun... posted 13 points at Mercer (Feb. 8)... went for 12 points and four rebounds against Lipscomb (Feb. 11).

2008-09: Turned in a solid, yet up and down freshman season for the Spartans... proved he could be an effective outside threat... worked throughout the season on his fitness... played in 20 games... started two times... averaged 15.7 minutes of playing time... ranked seventh on the team in scoring with 5.2 points per game... grabbed 2.4 boards per outing... averaged 4.7 points and 2.2 rebounds per game during A-Sun play... reached double figures five times on the year... began the season with 11 points at Georgia (Nov. 14)... added nine points at South Carolina (Nov. 22)... had a solid A-Sun debut with back-to-back double figure games... scored a career-high 13 points with four rebounds as Upstate lost a heartbreaker, 66-64, at Kennesaw State (Dec. 1)... tallied 12 points with six rebounds and two assists at Mercer (Dec. 2)... chipped in seven points with three rebounds in the 71-43 victory over Southern in the Las Vegas Classic (Dec. 22)... scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds in the 57-56 win over Lipscomb (Jan. 19)... hit the game-winning shot with 11 seconds to play to secure the win over the Bisons... scored seven points in the 70-59 win at Jacksonville (Feb. 1)... scored 10 points and pulled down a career-high six rebounds at Belmont (Feb. 16)... had nine points and four assists in the 93-90 overtime win over Mercer (Feb. 26).

High School: Played at two different high schools during his prep career... played as a freshman and sophomore at West Forsyth High School... finished his last two years at Calvary Baptist Day School... started at guard as a sophomore at West Forsyth... named all-conference... led the team to an appearance in the 4A state tournament... transferred to Calvary Baptist prior to his junior year... a two-year starter for the Cougars... led Calvary Baptist to the championship game of the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA) state tournament before settling for a second-place finish in both 2007 and 2008... led the Cougars to a 31-5 overall record and a 12-0 mark in the league as a senior... averaged 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists per game... led the team to a 30-5 overall record and 10-0 mark in the conference as a junior... led Calvary Baptist to back-to-back Triad Athletic Conference championships... a two-time Triad Player of the Year and all-state selection as a junior and senior... a McDonald's All-American nominee in 2008... finished his two-year career at Calvary as the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,710 points... holds the all-time school mark with 129 three-pointers and 609 rebounds... overall, he was a three-time all-conference and Forsyth County Dazzling Dozen selection... also a two-time pick as All-Northwest North Carolina... a standout in the classroom as a member of the A-B Honor Roll.

Personal: Born on Oct. 24, 1989 in Charlotte, N.C... son of Jeff and Ellen Cook... has two sisters, Christie and Tori, and a brother, JJ... dad, Jeff, played basketball and swam at West Virginia Wesleyan... his uncle played basketball at West Virginia.

Hobbies & Favorites: Likes to listen to music, draw and watch movies... a communications major... likes to eat chicken nuggets... favorite movie is "Anchorman"... favorite show is "Family Guy"... likes Will Ferrell movies... favorite singer is Lil' Wayne... favorite season is summer... favorite sports figure is Carmelo Anthony... admires his mom the most... favorite quote is "I just wanna be successful"... dream job is to be a professional basketball player.