Quinn Cook was named MVP of the 2017 NBA Development League All-Star Game presented by Kumho Tire after leading the East to a 105-100 victory Saturday afternoon in New Orleans. Cook's award is the first in Canton Charge history.
The reigning NBA D-League Rookie of the Year tallied a game-high 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting (70%) from the field while dishing a game-high 12 assists and grabbing seven rebounds in a game-high 25 minutes for Jerry Stackhouse's Eastern Conference team.
A 10-0 run capped by a Vander Blue layup cut the East lead to 101-100 with 1:13 remaining. Maine's Marcus Georges-Hunt pushed the lead to three with a layup of his own. Following a missed three point attempt by the West's Blue, Cook drilled an 18 foot jumper with 13.8 seconds remaining to seal the East win at 105-100.
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Canton Charge teammate Eric Moreland impressed in his All-Star debut, narrowly missing out on his accustomed double-double by scoring nine points and grabbing nine rebounds off the bench.
Cook currently ranks second in scoring, posting 26.2 points per game and fifth in assists, dropping 6.2 per contest. Moreland ranks second in the NBA D-League in rebounding, nabbing 11.6 boards per game.
Canton comes back from the All-star break to wrap up a six-game road trip at the Delaware 87ers (Philadelphia 76ers) on Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Groups of 20 or more can take part in unforgettable fan experiences such as halftime performances, anthem buddies, high five tunnel, benchwarmers, and more! For Charge Nation Memberships, game day promotions and up-to-date information, head to www.CantonCharge.com or call 866-444-1944.
The Canton Charge are part of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena organization and also owned by a group led by Cavaliers Majority Owner and Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert. The group also owns and operates the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League and the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League, both of which play their games at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.
(Canton Charge press release)