DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke's Quinn Cook and Marshall Plumlee will play for the East Coast All-Stars in the 2012 Four Nations Cup. The four-team tournament will be played in Tallinn, Estonia from July 29-31. The East Coast All-Stars will participate in a two-day training camp at Lycoming College (July 24-25) before heading to Estonia for the tournament.
Cook, a two-time ACC Rookie of the Week selection, averaged 4.4 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game as a freshman last season. He had a career-best 16 points in a December win over Western Michigan with a season-best nine assists with zero turnovers in a Jan. 1 win over Penn.
Plumlee gained valuable experience as a redshirt a year ago. The 6-11, 225-pound center is a high-energy athlete that is expected to have a significant impact on the interior for the Blue Devils in 2012-13.
The Blue Devil tandem is joined on the team by Jerald Williams (Lycoming), Juwan Staten (West Virginia), Nick Faust (Maryland), Brad Redford (Xavier), Michael Holton, Jr. (St. Michael's), Kevin Anthony (Lycoming), Dwight Powell (Stanford), Zach McCabe (Iowa) and Kevin Noreen (West Virginia).
Guy Ramcourt (Lycoming) will serve as the head coach for the tournament and will be assisted by Mike Jones, Mark Marino and John Bauersfeld.
The East Coast All-Stars will compete against Georgia, led by Atlanta Hawks center Zaza Pachulia, the Czech Republic, led by the #6 pick (Washington Wizards) in the 2011 NBA Draft Jan Vesely, and the host country Estonia.
Per NCAA rules donations may be made to a general fund, but not for an individual player. Anthony Travel, Inc. serves as the general fund and no player will receive compensation above the teams actual and necessary expenses. Donations should be made payable to: Anthony Travel, Inc.
Additional information on the East Coast All-Stars is available at http://guyrancourt.com/eastcoast.htm. Updates on the tournament will also be available on twitter (@East_Coast_BBC) and Facebook (East Coast All Stars).
East Coast All-Stars Schedule
July 27 vs. Viimsi Spordikeskuss (exhibition)
July 29 vs. Czech Republic
July 30 vs. Estonia
July 31 vs. Republic of Georgia