Cooks named Big South Player of the Week

Cooks named Big South Player of the Week
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For the 3rd time this season, Winthrop forward Xavier Cooks has been named the Big South Player of the Week.

In games played January 15-21, Cooks helped lead the Eagles to a 3-0 week.

In a win over then first place Gardner-Webb, the senior almost notched a triple double as he had 17 points, 14 rebounds, and 8 assists.

On Thursday in a win over UNC Asheville, Cooks had 15 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 blocks.

He finished his impressive week with a 19 point, 11 rebound effort against Presbyterian.

For the week, Cooks shot 54% from the field (20 of 37).

For the season, Cooks is averaging 16 points and 9 rebounds per game.

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