Dayton's bench reacts after a 3-pointer by Charles Cooke late in the second half against Davidson in the Atlantic 10 tournament quarterfinals on March 10, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.
Photo: David Jablonski - Staff Writer
Photo: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

Former Dayton guard Cooke returns to NBA Summer League

Cooke to play for Timberwolves for second straight summer

Cooke joins a roster that includes Rhode Island's Jared Terrell and Ohio State's Keita Bates-Diop. Cooke also played with the Timberwolves in the Summer League last year but  signed a two-way contract with the New Orleans Pelicans as an undrafted free agent.

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Cooke appeared in 13 games with the Pelicans, becoming the first Dayton player recruited by Archie Miller to play in the NBA. He played a total of 38 minutes and scored six points. He spent the majority of the season in the NBA G-League and averaged 12.8 points in 25 games.

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The Timberwolves start play at 11 p.m. Friday against the Denver Nuggets. The game will be broadcast on NBA TV. They play the Toronto Raptors at 3 p.m. Sunday (NBA TV) and the Brooklyn Nets at 11 p.m. Monday (ESPNU).

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After three preliminary games, the teams will be seeded in a tournament. Every team will play five games overall.

Cooke played two seasons at James Madison, sat out the 2014-15 season after transferring to Dayton and played two seasons with Dayton. He finished his college career in 2017 with 1,570 points (957 with the Flyers).

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