|No. 14 - Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Date of birth||April 28, 1987|
|Place of birth||Dayton, Ohio|
|Listed height||6 ft 5|
|Listed weight||210 lbs|
|NBA Draft||2007; Round: 1 / Pick: 21st|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|Miami Heat (2007-2010)|
Oklahoma City Thunder (2010-present)
|Career Highlights and Awards|
|2009 NBA three-point Shootout champion|
|Daequan Cook at NBA.com|
Daquean Cook is the son of Renae Cook. He has three siblings: Keishawn, Wendell, and Tauyonne.
Daequan Cook attended Dunbar High School in Dayton, Ohio. As a senior, he led Dunbar to an Ohio Division II state championship. In two games at Ohio State's Value City Arena, he averaged 24.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 3.5 steals in 30.5 minutes per game. Cook earned Ohio Division II third team all-state honors as a sophomore and was a first-team selection and the Division II co-player of the year as both a junior and senior. He was named onto the 2006 McDonald's All-American Team. Playing for the West, Daequan scored 17 points, making 5 of 9 3-pointers in the win.
Cook also played with Greg Oden and Mike Conley, Jr. on the SPIECE Indy Heat high school AAU team. Cook was the team's leading scorer in the 2004 Big Time event in Las Vegas. The team was undefeated and won the championship.
One of Ohio State University Coach Thad Matta's famed "Thad Five", Cook has been averaging 10.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 0.7 steals in 20.4 minutes per game. Known for his pure jump shot and ability to drive to the rim, Cook is said to have the potential to be a star. On April 20, 2007, Cook announced his intentions to enter the 2007 NBA Draft, along with fellow freshmen teammates Oden and Conley.
Daequan Cook was originally drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers for the 21st pick in the draft but was immediately traded to the Heat for Jason Smith and cash considerations. Heat coach Pat Riley believes that Daequan will be the scorer that the Heat need.