The Gonzaga Bulldogs currently have just one player, combo guard Dusty Stromer, committed to join the program in the class of 2023.
Among the handful of targets who ended up committing elsewhere is Mookie Cook, a 6’7 small forward from Jefferson, Oregon, who ranks fifth in his class, per 247Sports.
However, Cook recently decommitted from Dana Altman’s program, and with Gonzaga among his finalists just a few months ago, it stands to reason he could consider making Spokane his college home after all.
Cook took an official visit to Spokane in February, drawing huge ovations from the crowd. He also had Kentucky in his top-3 before ultimately picking Oregon – a commitment that only lasted three months before he opened his recruiting back up.
Gonzaga has had plenty of success with very high level recruits in recent years, nabbing Jalen Suggs and Chet Holmgren from Minnehaha, as well as incoming sophomore guards Hunter Sallis and Nolan Hickman.
Cook would give Gonzaga elite athleticism and three-level scoring on the wing, and would be an outstanding replacement for Julian Strawther and Rasir Bolton – assuming Strawther moves on to the NBA after this upcoming season.
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