Former Dayton guard takes his game overseas in third season of pro ball

Published: Monday, July 29, 2019 @ 6:25 PM

Dayton's Charles Cooke makes a go-ahead pointer in the final minutes against Davidson in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament on Friday, March 10, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. David Jablonski/Staff
David Jablonski - Staff Writer
Dayton's Charles Cooke makes a go-ahead pointer in the final minutes against Davidson in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament on Friday, March 10, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. David Jablonski/Staff(David Jablonski - Staff Writer)

Former Dayton Flyers guard Charles Cooke will play in Germany this season for Medi Bayreuth, according to multiple reports Monday.

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This will be the first time Cooke has played overseas since graduating from the University of Dayton in 2017. He signed a two-way contract with the New Orleans Pelicans in July 2017. He spent most of the season in the NBA League but played in 13 games with the Pelicans in the NBA.

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Last season, Cooke played in 40 games with the Sioux Falls Skyforce in the G League. He averaged 14.4 points per game.

In July in the NBA Summer League, Cooke appeared in five games for the Miami Heat He averaged 6.5 points in 15.1 minutes per game. He started Saturday in a 101-100 overtime loss to the New Orleans Pelicans and had 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting in 32 minutes. He was sidelined for one game by a concussion he suffered July 3.

Cooke’s new team is located in Bayreuth in eastern Germany.

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