The expectations for Iowa freshman Tyler Cook seem to be heightening by the day. Just pay attention to what his coach is saying about him.
After saying Cook is capable of being a star during Iowa media day about a month ago, Fran McCaffery on Wednesday continued to express optimism about the 6-foot-9, 253-pound forward, telling CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein that he’s the best freshman he’s had in his seven seasons at Iowa.
Fran McCaffery told me that Tyler Cook is the best freshman that he's had since he's been at Iowa. 6-9 forward will be a starter in 16-17.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) November 2, 2016
Cook, a 4-star recruit that ranked as the second-best prospect in Missouri in the 2016 class, has received raves like this from every corner of Iowa’s team. The freshman also has plenty of confidence in himself.
“I was highly recruited for a reason: I can do a lot of things on the court,” he said last month.
Cook will finally get the chance to showcase his abilities for the Hawkeyes when they tip off their season against Kennesaw State on Nov. 11.