Ryan Cook inks deal with OKK Sloboda (Bosnia and Herzegovina)


Ryan Cook iBall United Pro CombineRyan Cook (6-2, G, Laurel, MD) has signed his first professional contract with OKK Sloboda in the elite level of 1st Division BIH (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Cook will play for an OKK Sloboda team that is lead by head coach and former legendary player Damir Mulaomerović.  Mulaomerović is a 5-time Croatian League Champion, 2002 Euroleague Champion and 2006 Greek league scoring champion.  During his career,  Mulaomerović headlined at some of the most storied clubs in European basketball history, including Real MadridEfes PilsenPanathinaikos, and Olympiacos to name a few.

Cook was a First Team and All-Basketball-I.Q. Team Selection at the 2013 iBall Pro Combine.  His 16.0 points and 2.5 steals per game were both #2 overall at the combine.  As reported in the Pro Combine Scouting Report, numerous scouts were notably impressed by Ryan’s ability to shoot off the dribble, to score in the fast break, and his intensity on the defensive end. The  signing bumps the current percentage of Men’s iBall Pro Combine first team players who’ve succeeded at landing a professional contract to 60%.

Cook recently capped off a stellar career at The University of Maryland Baltimore County (“UMBC”) (NCAA D1) by being named UMBC Most Valuable Athlete, American East All-Tournament Team, and 2nd Team All-American East Conference.   During his senior campaign, Cook led the Retrievers in a number of statistical categories by averaging an impressive 15.4 pts, 6.1 reb, 1.9 ast., and shooting 38.5% from three point range.

His 1505 Points capped off a story-book career, where he walked on and eventually started at both Chestnut Hill (NCAA D2) in 2008 and UMBC in 2011.    More on this story on Eurobasket.com

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