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Former Flyer makes debut for NBA’s Pelicans

Published: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 10:52 PM
By: David Jablonski

Former Dayton Flyers guard Charles Cooke scored three points for the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday in the team’s first exhibition game of the 2017-18 season.

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.”