Duke looks to wrap up the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. at 9:30 p.m. Saturday against Stanford. Before every game, we'll break down a player from each team who could be the difference in the upcoming contest:
Duke: guard Quinn Cook
The senior captain has given coaches and fans alike a demonstration of exactly why he is the leader of the team. With bravado and swagger, Cook has averaged 16.8 points on 57 percent shooting from the field and 50 percent from beyond the arc while turning the ball over just once.
Before the season, it seemed as though he would be coming off the bench as backup to highly touted recruit Tyus Jones, but head coach Mike Krzyzewski has opted to go with both point guards in the starting rotation. The platoon has paid dividends for the Duke offense, as Jones has kept the ball flowing consistently and creating plays while Cook has gotten the chance to show off an improved stroke this season.
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