Pelicans' Charles Cooke during their NBA basketball media day in New Orleans, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Doug Parker)
Photo: Doug Parker/AP
Photo: Doug Parker/AP

Former Flyer makes debut for NBA’s Pelicans

Former Dayton guard plays six minutes in first exhibition game

Cooke, who signed a two-way contract with the Pelicans in July, played the last six minutes of the fourth quarter. He made 1 of 4 shots from the field and missed both of his 3-point attempts. The Pelicans lost 113-109 to the Bulls in New Orleans.

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The Pelicans play their second exhibition game Friday at Oklahoma City. Cooke’s two-way contract means he will spend most of the season in the NBA G League. The Pelicans’ G League team likely will play in Pensacola, Fla.

In an interview with in September, Cooke talked about the disappointment of not being drafted.

“I was definitely hoping to be drafted. I knew I was listed on some (mock drafts),” Cooke said. “When I wasn’t, it wasn’t a major disappointment. I mean, there was some of that feeling, but I knew I’d still have my opportunity and a chance to prove my worth.”

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