Dayton’s Cooke busy working out for NBA teams in advance of draft

1:58 p.m Monday, June 12, 2017 Sports
David Jablonski - Staff Writer
Dayton's bench reacts after a 3-pointer by Charles Cooke late in the second half against Davidson in the Atlantic 10 tournament quarterfinals on March 10, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.

Former Dayton Flyers guard Charles Cooke, UD’s leading scorer the last two seasons, worked out with the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday.

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Cooke previously worked out with the Utah Jazz, New Orleans Pelicans, Los Angeles Clippers and Minnesota Timberwolves. His next workout will be with the Sacramento Kings.

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“This is the most fun I've had playing basketball in some years,” Cooke wrote June 2 on Twitter. “God is good.”

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Cooke scored 957 points in two years at Dayton and graduated in May. He ranks 51st in school history. He scored 613 points in his first two seasons at James Madison. He played at the Portsmouth Invitational in April.

The NBA Draft is June 22 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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