Hofstra graduate student Zach Cooks (Lawrenceville, GA) got his Pride career started in style as following an outstanding week he was named the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week, it was announced this morning.
It was an incredible start to the Pride career for Cooks. He averaged a spectacular 27.5 points per game over the Pride’s first two contests as Hofstra took #15 Houston to overtime on Tuesday before earning a win over Duquesne on Saturday.
Cooks got his season started with a 26-point effort at Houston and he also added four rebounds and three assists.
On Saturday against the Dukes, he posted 29 points and added seven rebounds and three assists.
For the week he shot 21-38 (.553) overall and 9-21 (.429) from three-point range. He is averaging 27.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per contest – while playing 42.5 minutes per game (every minute of both games).
Cooks is the second Hofstra player in the past 30 years with back-to-back 25-point (or more) performances to start their Pride careers. Demetrius Dudley had 33 (vs. Navy) and 32 points (vs. Lehigh) to open his Hofstra career in 1991.
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