Former Gonzaga point guard Aaron Cook inked his first professional contract with Enosis Neon Paralimni in Cyprus, according to a post on Instagram Thursday.
Cook spent the 20-21 season backing up Jalen Suggs and Andrew Nembhard on Gonzaga’s squad that went undefeated until the national championship loss to Baylor.
Cook averaged 4.2 points, 1.7 assists, and 0.9 steals in 30 games for the Zags. He took on a smaller role than he likely expected thanks to the surprise eligibility of Nembhard. Nembhard was expected to sit out as a transfer from Florida, but ended up getting approved for immediate eligibility by the NCAA.
Coming off a few excellent seasons at Southern Illinois, Cook filled a small but crucial role for the Zags, often picking the team up when they came out flat and generating energy with steals and dunks off the bench.
COVID-19 gave him an extra year of eligibility, and instead of returning to the Zags for a second season he opted to enter the NCAA transfer portal and spent his final year at Georgia. He averaged 10.5 points, 5.4 assists, and 1.4 steals for the Bulldogs in 32 minutes per game.
Now he’ll begin his professional career in Cyprus, joining a litany of former Gonzaga stars playing overseas.
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