The Oregon Ducks men’s basketball program is poised to land its most coveted dynamic duo in history.
Less than two weeks after securing the commitment of Montverde Academy power forward Kwame Evans Jr., the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect, AZ Compass Prep small forward Mookie Cook has set a Friday commitment date.
The 6-foot-8, 200-pound athlete, rated the nation’s No. 4 overall prospect, is widely believed to be a heavy Oregon lean.
So, will the Ducks secure Cook’s commitment?
I wrote about how this would play out a little over a week ago.
At the time, Evans was uncommitted but nearing a decision, and Cook had not yet set a commitment date.
However, when I asked a source close to Cook if an Evans-Cook combination in Eugene was a strong possibility the answer I got was telling.
“It’s not crazy at all,” the source said, laughing.
Further, that same source indicated that if Evans were to commit to Oregon, Cook was likely to join him within a week or two.
With his decision date finally set, Cook is going to announce his decision less than two weeks after Evans committed to the Ducks.
It’s all falling into place.
Could Cook have a change of heart?
Anything is possible in the world of college basketball recruiting, but the timeline. coupled with the Evans domino, match what I’ve been hearing for nearly two weeks.
Cook is poised to become a Duck.
Oregon’s three-man class of Evans, Cook and West Linn four-star point guard Jackson Shelstad would be rated No. 5 nationally, but would have one fewer commitment than Duke (No. 1), Ohio State (No. 3) and Iowa State (No. 4) and the same number as Kentucky (No. 2).