KAZAKHSTAN – Ryan Cook (6-3, 195, PG SG SF, Clinton, MD, USA, Raivis Usackis) has signed a professional contract with an Asian Club in Kazakhstan. He will play for the club BK BARSY ATYRAU in Division I under the guardianship of head coach Eduard Skripec. He has recently played at BK Kaspiy Aktau in Kazakhstan Division I.
In 2014, Cook starred for Basketball Club Caspiy Aktau in Kazakastan, In 2013-14, Ryan was awarded the title as the best player in the league and received Bosnia and Herzegovina League All-Imports Team Award. After graduating from the University of Maryland -Baltimore County in 2013, Cook was named First Team and All-Basketball-I.Q. Team Selections at the 2013 iBall Pro Combine scoring 16.0 points and 2.5 steals per game which ranked No.2 in the iBall Pro Combine.
Quick highlights of Cook’s career:
- Ryan was named the ‘UMBC Most Valuable Athlete’ at The University of Maryland Baltimore County (“UMBC”) (NCAA D1), American East All-Tournament Team, and 2nd Team All-American East Conference.
- He led statistics by averaging an impressive 15.4 pts, 6.1 reb, 1.9 ast., and shooting 38.5% from 3-pt range.
- His overall career points sum up to 1505 points., playing for both Chestnut Hill (NCAA D2) in 2008 and UMBC in 2011.
- Cook walked on to both Chestnut Hill and UMBC.
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