Basketball

Starkville High School's Zeke Cook celebrate signing with Northeast Mississippi Community College with his family.

An injury didn’t scare the Northeast Mississippi Community College Tigers away from Zeke Cook.

In fact, the way Starkville High School boys basketball player Zeke Cook has handled the situation after breaking his foot in the offseason has made the Tigers want him even more.

“They were actually recruiting me more after I got injured,” Cook said. “It’s just the type of team they have and the type of coaches they have.”

Cook made his intentions of joining the Northeast Mississippi Community College team during a signing ceremony at the SHS gymnasium on Friday afternoon.

It has been quite the whirlwind ride for Cook over the last few months. The Yellow Jackets won the Class 6A State championship in March and he was the Most Valuable Player in the title game. For all of that success, he was also chosen the Starkville Daily News Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

Adversity struck before his senior season with the injury, but Cook had successful surgery and is in the recovering process.

For more on Cook and his future plans, see Saturday's Starkville Daily News.

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