Attended the Lincoln HS in Lincoln, Illinois.
Played college ball at Illinois from 1999 to 2003.
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers as 24th overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft.
Signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in July 2003.
Traded to the Orlando Magic in November 2007.
Traded to the Houston Rockets in February 2009. Waived later that month.
Signed with the Los Angeles Clippers in July 2010.
Traded to Washington Wizards in March 2012. Waived in October.
Selected to the McDonald's All-American Game in 1999.
Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Year in 2000.
Won the Big Ten Conference regular season in 2001.
Named to the Big Ten Conference 2nd Team in 2001.
Won the 2001 World Championship For Young Men with the US Team.
Played in the Global Games in 2001.
Named 2nd Team All-District 11 in 2002.
Won the Big Ten Conference tournament in 2003.
Led the Big Ten in scoring in 2003.
Named Big Ten Player of the Year by conference coaches and media in 2003.
Won the Tribune Silver Basketball as Big Ten's most valuable player in 2003.
Finalist for the Wooden Award and Naismith Award in 2003.
Named All-America 3rd Team by AP in 2003.
Son of Norm Cook, who played for the Boston Celtics. His uncle played collegiate basketball for Duke.