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Malik Cooke
Malik  Cooke

RS Senior

Charlotte, N.C.

High School:
Christ School

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 215





South Carolina Athletics Holds 2012 Gamecock Gala

Student-athletes celebrate end of the 2011-12 academic year with awards ceremony and dinner.


Gamecocks Fall to Alabama in SEC Tournament

Season Ends with a 63-57 Setback


Post Game Notes vs. Alabama


Gamecocks Set To Face Alabama In SEC Tournament First Round

Game time set for 3:30 p.m. ET on Thursday.


Cooke Named To 2012 SEC Community Service Team


South Carolina vs. LSU

South Carolina vs. LSU


South Carolina vs. Ole Miss - AP Photo Gallery

South Carolina vs. Ole Miss - AP Photo Gallery


AP Photos: South Carolina at Clemson

AP Photos: South Carolina at Clemson


South Carolina vs. USC

South Carolina vs. USC

2011-12 Gamecock Spotlight Video

2010-11 (junior)
Saw action in all 30 contests with 17 starts ... Averaged 9.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.5 blocks and a team-best 1.5 steals in 25.8 minutes per game ... In SEC play, averaged 10.4 points, 6.3 rebounds. 0.5 assists, 0.5 blocks and 1.6 steals in 27.1 minutes ... Started first 10 and last seven games of the season ... Led the team with a 79.8 (71-89) free throw percentage (at least 15 attempts) and 44 steals on the year ... Tallied 15 double-figure scoring games, six games with at least two assists and four double-figure rebounding efforts ... Led the team or shared the team lead in scoring six times, including four of last eight games, while pacing the team in rebounding 10 times, blocks four times and steals 13 times ... Tallied 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists in Gamecock debut vs. Elon (Nov. 12) ... Scored nine points and collected 11 rebounds vs. then-No. 2 Michigan State (Nov. 16) ... Secured 12 rebounds and contributed nine points in double-overtime victory at WKU (Nov. 24) ... Tallied 13 points, hitting a perfect 5-of-5 from the field, including three 3s, vs. then-No. 2 Ohio State (Dec. 18) ... Added 13 points vs. Boston College (Jan. 1) ... Contributed eight points and collected a career-high 13 rebounds in overtime win over Vanderbilt (Jan. 8) in SEC debut ... Tallied second double-double of his career, and first as a Gamecock, in overtime win over Arkansas (Jan. 15) with 11 points and 11 rebounds ... Tallied double-figure points in eight of last 11 contests, beginning with a 12-point performance at LSU (Feb. 2) ... Led the team with a career-high 22 points at Tennessee (Feb. 16) ... Was an impressive 9-of-10 from the free throw line, scoring 13 points in regular-season win over Ole Miss (Feb. 22) ... Narrowly missed on second double-double of the season with 11 points and nine rebounds at Georgia (Feb. 26) ... Posted 13 points in regular-season finale at Mississippi State (March 5).

Did not play. Redshirted due to NCAA transfer rules.

2008-09 (sophomore - at Nevada)
Started all 34 games ... Averaged 9.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 0.6 blocks and 1.8 steals in 27.5 minutes per game ... Posted double figures in 19 games ... Posted at least two blocks six times ... Collected 10 rebounds vs. UNLV (12/6) ... Scored eight points and collected career-high 12 rebounds vs. Idaho (1/31) ... Matched career high with 17 points vs. San Jose State (2/12) ... Swiped career-best six steals vs. UNLV and again vs. Utah State (3/14) ... Helped lead squad to WAC Tournament final, posting 16 points in semi-final matchup vs. San Jose State (3/12) ... Posted 10 points, while collecting eight rebounds in College Basketball Invitational contest vs. UTEP (3/17).

2007-08 (freshman - at Nevada)
Saw action in all 33 games with one start ... Averaged 2.4 points and 2.9 rebounds in 11.4 minutes per game ... Led the team in rebounds twice ... Led the team with eight rebounds at Louisiana Tech (1/26) ... Collected 10 rebounds against San Jose State (2/7) ... Added eight points and pulled down seven rebounds at Southern Illinois (2/23) ... Scored 10 points on 3-of-6 shooting from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line in March 18 CBI game vs. Houston.

High School
Played for coach David Gaines at Christ School in Arden, N.C .... Earned all-state and all-conference honors in each of his last two seasons ... Two-time team captain ... Named Western North Carolina Basketball Player of the Year by the Asheville Citizen Times in 2007 and was an All-WNC selection in 2006 ... finished his career as his school's all-time leading scoring with 1,375 points ... Led Christ School to 3A state championships in 2005 and 2007 ... Averaged 19.5 points and 6.1 rebounds as a senior ... Two-time team MVP ... Averaged 19 points and 9.5 rebounds as a junior ... Won his team's Triple Threat weightlifting award in each of his last three seasons ... Was named the MVP of three tournaments, including the Westminster Holiday Classic in 2005 and 2006 and the Cannon Classic in 2006 ... Lettered three times in both basketball and track and field.

Son of Sam Cooke and Richard and Phillisa Jones .... Father, Sam, played college basketball at West Virginia State ... A sociology major.


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