Quinn Cook with his MVP trophy after Duke won the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. Credit: JOHN BAZEMORE/AP
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas—Before you dive into these thoughts of mine, be sure to swim over to the game story from No. 5 Duke's win over No. 2 Louisville.
And, yes, that was an attempt at cleverness at 1:30 in the morning.
***Quinn Cook’s parents were married at the Atlantis resort 25 years ago, and his mother, Janet, said it was like a “storybook” to watch her son play and win tournament MVP.
Janet was originally supposed to return to work today but was able to stay.
Cook’s rise to treasured and trusted Duke point guard has been sudden. After two poor exhibition games, he lost his starting spot. After a good week of practice in which he tightened up his passes (and turned in a solid performance off the bench against Kentucky), Cook earned back his starting position by the Florida Gulf Coast game. He said the quick change in fortune has even surprised him.