DURHAM, N.C. -- Sophomore Quinn Cook and redshirt freshman
Marshall Plumlee returned to Durham on Aug. 2 after helping the East Coast
All-Stars to a 1-2 record during a six-day trip to Estonia to compete in the
Four Nations Cup. The Duke tandem anchored the East Coast All-Stars, combining to average 29.7
points and 12.3 rebounds per game.
In the opening game of the event, the East Coast All-Stars
dropped a 106-86 decision to eventual champions Czech Republic. Cook finished
with 17 points, one rebound and one assist, while going 6-of-14 from the field.
Plumlee closed with nine points and nine rebounds in the loss.
The following night the Duke tandem proved instrumental in a
129-124 double-overtime victory against the Republic of Georgia. Cook, a
two-time ACC Player of the Week last year, hit a buzzer-beating floater to send
the game into double-overtime. The 6-1, 180-pound guard finished with 29
points, seven rebounds, two assists and three steals in 40 minutes of action.
Plumlee controlled the paint with eight points, seven rebounds, three steals
and five blocks in the win.
Host Estonia topped the East Coast All-Stars, 109-76, in the
final game of the trip. Cook continued to shine with a 20-point, four-rebound,
two-assist and two-steal effort. He was 7-of-13 from the field and 2-of-4 from
three-point range in the contest. Plumlee added six points and nine rebounds
for the East Coast All-Stars.
Cook was named to the All-Cup Team after averaging 22.0
points and 4.0 rebounds per game. He was 23-of-45 (.511) from the field for the
Plumlee, a Warsaw, Ind., native, averaged 7.7 points, 8.3
rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game for the East Coast All-Stars.
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