Cook, Johnson tune up for Oak Hill in Las Vegasby Javier Morales on Jul. 22, 2010, under Sports
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LAS VEGAS — At the request of Quinn Cook, Class of 2011 Arizona commit Sidiki Johnson is playing on Cook’s D.C. Assault AAU team here this weekend at the adidas Super 64 tournament.
Johnson has a request for Cook: Play at Arizona. But it’s only a half-hearted request from one future Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy player to another.
“Sidiki understands I have to make my own decision but he throws some jokes out there about making me going to Arizona some times,” said Cook, who recently won a gold medal with the Team USA Under-17 team in Germany at the World Championships.
Johnson and Cook talked often on the court and occasionally shared a laugh in their first game Thursday. Cook wants to visit Arizona unofficially in August but said he is not sure if it will happen.
Johnson’s addition to D.C. Assault — he normally plays with the Metro Hawks out of the Bronx in New York — was set up by Cook to help them adjust together on the court before they report to Oak Hill on Aug. 10.
“It’s good to establish that chemistry early,” Cook said. “Oak Hill will have a lot of new guys. We’re going to be senior leaders on the team. We played together at Pangos (last month). I am a little familiar with him but now a lot more familiar with him.”
Cook said he has narrowed his list to seven East coast and two West coast teams: Arizona, UCLA, Villanova, Duke, Wake Forest, North Carolina State, West Virginia, St. John’s and Georgetown. He has not decided which five schools he will officially visit starting in September.