Duke sophomore Quinn Cook arrived back in Durham Monday along with teammate Marshall Plumlee after competing in Estonia for the East Coast All-Stars in the Four Nations World Cup. And Cook brought back a souvenir: a spot on the all-Cup team.
Cook averaged 22 points and four rebounds per contest over the course of the three-game tournament. He also added a bit of dramatic flair: in a 129-124 double-overtime win over the Republic of Georgia, Cook sank the buzzer-beating floater to force the second overtime. He finished with 29 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two assists in 40 mintues on the floor.
Plumlee, who averaged 7.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3 blocks per game, scored nine points and collected nine boards in the opening 106-86 loss to the Czech Republic. He was arguably more productive against Georgia, with eight points, seven rebounds, five blocks and three steals.
The East Coast all-stars finished the tournament 1-2. Lycoming College head coach Guy Ramcourt led the squad, which was composed of Jerald Williams (Lycoming), Kevin Anthony (Lycoming) Juwan Staten (West Virginia), Nick Faust (Maryland), Brad Redford (Xavier), Michael Holton Jr. (St. Michael's), Dwight Powell (Stanford), Zach McCabe (Iowa) and Kevin Noreen (West Virginia).