The NBA professional who showed his magical play in Ukrainian, German, French, Portuguese, Iranian, and Israeli basketball, besides American basketball, is Daequan Cook. To all, he is well known for his nickname, “The Chef.” From high school to his professional career, this man was a success symbol in every square of the basketball court. He made an affluent career with his records, awards, titles, and recognition. Let’s know about this man.
“Between the lines, I have no friends. I’ll be friends with someone all day off the court, but on it, I am trying to win. This was a great atmosphere, and I am looking forward to playing here next year. It’s should be exciting.”
Daequan Cook’s Net Worth and Salary
This man is still alive in the world, and his age is 35 now. Daequan took the first step in the field of professional basketball in 2007, and he is still pursuing his career in the sphere of the NBA. The net worth of this famous basketball player is $6 million. His annual salary is $3.091 million USD. His dazzling basketball career has favored him to be a wealthy man. Most of the remaining portions of his wealth are from the earnings of his career. The rest of the wealth is from the earnings of his extra activities in life.
|3 Seasons (2007-2010)||Miami Heat||$3.8 Million|
|2 Seasons (2010-2012)||Oklahoma City Thunder||$4.8 Million|
|1 Season (2012-13)||Chicago Bulls||$0.59 Million|
|1 Season (2012-13)||Houston Rockets||$3 Million|
Family and Early Life
On April 28, 1987, Daequan Cook took the first inhale of his life into the world. He is the son of his father and his mother, Renae Cook. He has two brothers. They are Tauyonne Cook and Wendall Cook. He is also the brother of his sister, Keishawn Cook. Daequan Cook is the father of two children. They are a daughter, Ja’Kyia Cook, and a son, Miguel Orbe Cook.
|Full Name:||Daequan Cook|
|Sibling:||Tauyonne Cook(B), Wendall Cook(B), and Keishawn Cook(S)|
|Mother Name:||Renae Cook|
|Birth:||April 28, 1987|
|Achievement:||NBA Three-Point Contest champion, |
Third-team Parade All-American
|College:||Ohio State University|
Miguel Orbe Cook(S)
|Position:||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Height:||6 ft 5 inches|
|Current Age:||35 Years Old|
In his school life, he passed the time at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Dayton, Ohio. As a junior, he showed his charismatic play and led the Dunbar team to the Ohio Division II state semifinals. In his senior year of high school, he scored 24.9 points, grabbed 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game, and led his school team to the Division II state championship. He received the honor of being on the 2006 McDonald’s All-American Team and was a third-team Parade All-American. He also led his team to the win at the 2004 Big Time event.
College career stats
During his college career, he was a player at Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, Ohio. Here he represents the Ohio State Buckeyes men’s basketball team. The duration of his college career was from 2006 to 2007. In his college career, he averaged 10.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 0.7 steals in 20.4 minutes per game. After completing a successful pre-professional career, he moved to the professional career of basketball.
Daequan Cook’s Contract History and Basketball Teams
The professional career of this man is the amalgamation of the NBA G League, Ukrainian professional basketball, German professional basketball, French professional basketball, Portuguese professional basketball, Iranian professional basketball, Israeli professional basketball, and American professional basketball. In his professional life, he has worn the jerseys of the Miami Heat, Iowa Energy, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, Budivelnyk, Walter Tigers Tübingen, SPO Rouen Basket, Benfica, Chemidor Tehran, Ironi Ness Ziona.
In the 2007 NBA draft, the Philadelphia 76ers took him 21st overall in the 1st round. Though he was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers, his NBA debut for this man was with the Miami Heat on November 2, 2007. He stayed with this team till 2010. In the middle of his tenure, he played with the NBA G League team, Iowa Energy, in 2008. He joined the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2010 and remained there until 2012. He was the star player for the Houston Rockets in the 2012–2013 seasons. In 2013, he was a player for the Chicago Bulls.
International NBA Career
He moved to Ukraine and played in the Ukrainian professional basketball league with the Budivelnyk in the 2013–2014 seasons. Cook got a taste of German basketball while playing with the Walter Tigers in Tübingen in 2014. He served with the French professional basketball team SPO Rouen Basket in the 2014–2015 seasons. As a player for the Portuguese professional basketball team Benfica, he spent the 2015–2016 seasons with this team. He spent the 2016–2017 season with Chemidor Tehran under his Iranian professional basketball contract. The last team of his career was the Israeli professional basketball team, Ironi Ness Ziona. He spent time with this team from 2017 to 2020. This man is yet to take his retirement from his professional life.
Records and Awards
Daequan Cook designed the house of career awards, titles, recognition, records, and so many successes. He was part of the Israeli League All-Stars in 2019. He was the glorified part of the NBA Three-Point Contest champion in 2009. In 2006, he made his way to the McDonald’s All-American. He made his name as a third-team Parade All-American in 2006.
In the NBA, he appeared in a total of 328 games. The NBA career statistics are PTS 6.4, TRB 2.1, AST 0.7, FG% 36.9, FG3% 35.9, FT% 81.3, eFG% 47.6, PER 9.1, and WS 4.9.
Height and Jersey Number
Daequan Cook stands 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds. In the field of basketball, his fans see him running, wearing jersey number 14. Number 14 is a brand number in his career. It is used as his alternative name. His fans can easily trace him in the field of basketball with this number. They will miss this jersey and hope to see him on the court again.
“Everyday in practice, they are always talking about how dusty the banner is, how it’s time for a new one. They always kept us focused. They always stayed in our ear about it, how hard it is. We put that in our minds.”
What position did he play?
The positions in which he runs after the ball in the field of basketball are the shooting guard and small forward positions. He is used to playing in both of the positions. Depending on the situation of the game and on consideration of the advice of the coach, he chooses the position for the game. The team and the coach of his team can rely on him in these positions. Showing his stunning performance in these positions, he has become an integral part of his team. Leading the team to lots of success, he also gained lots of recognition playing in these positions. The shooting style of this man is right.
Over the past five years, Rick C. Nees has written hundreds of NBA players' biographies, some of which have already been published in famous newspapers. He previously worked as- Commentator, Basketball Analyst, Basketball Player, Newspaper Sports Editor, Radio sports presenter. Rick grew up watching basketball leagues. He was a state-level high school basketball player who followed all NBA events since he was a child.