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Logan Cook ’18 competes against Cedar Rapids Jefferson.

Logan Cook ’18

West Side Story: Why did you start playing basketball?

LC: I started playing basketball because my whole family played it. My brothers and dad got me into it and it was just a family sport that we all got into.

WSS: How long have you been playing for?

LC: I’ve been playing since I was probably five.

WSS: Do you play on an AAU team?

LC: Yes, I play for the Iowa Barnstormers.

WSS: What are you looking forward to this season?

LC: I’m just looking forward to having a great year with my teammates. We’re all really close so that makes the season a lot more fun and hopefully we’ll be good this year and make it to state.

WSS: What do you like about basketball?

LC: I like that it’s a team sport where everyone has to play together and it’s really fast-paced. It’s really fun for me. It doesn’t feel like something I have to do; it’s what I want to do for enjoyment.

WSS: Describe your personal goals in basketball.

LC: My personal goals are to become a better leader. I don’t want to be limited to just doing one thing; I want to be able to do everything whether it’s guard a post, pointguard, or dribble the ball down. I want to be able to expand my game.

WSS: Who are your major influences/mentors in basketball?

LC: I would say my brother Drew is definitely an influence because I’ve always looked up to him. He was a great basketball player in high school and a multisport athlete. I think we play the same way.

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