Ever since Sidney Lowe arrived in Raleigh, people have wondered when his connection with Dematha Catholic High School would come in handy. Lowe played his high school ball at the prestigious Dematha Catholic High School under the legendary head coach Morgan Wooten. Coach Wooten helped turn Dematha into not only one of the best basketball programs in the D.C. area, but also one of the most recognizable names on the nationwide scale as well.
In Coach Lowe's three years he hasn't heavily recruited any players out of Dematha. Many expected him to develop a recruiting pipeline out of there, similar to what he has seemingly done down in the state of Georgia. It was only a matter of time before a player wearing the Dematha jersey became a high priority for the NC State coaching staff, and that time is now.
Quinn Cook is budding star in the 2011 class. Cook is a 6'1" point guard that steps on the scales at 180lbs. This consensus 4-Star player is already a mature leader on the court at a young age. Cook is already seeing a steady flow of traffic when it comes to his recruitment, with one of those schools being NC State.
"I'd say right now NC State is showing me mid-level interest right now," Cook said. "I talk with Coach Strickland from time to time and I'm hoping to talk with Coach Lowe soon. He has come up here a couple of times, but I wasn't around when he came."
Cook is looking for a school that has a great tradition and a great academic program. "I want to go somewhere where I will get along with the coaches and be able to make an impact as a freshmen," Cook said. "But I'm not in a rush to commit to a school. With that being said, I would like to make my decision before my Senior year."
Quinn describes himself as a pass-first point guard that loves to get his teammates involved. While he models his game after Chris Paul, he might have been impacted more by growing up watching Kobe Bryant.
"More than anything I love to win and hate losing. I grew up watching Kobe Bryant and he has inspired me to be the player that I am," Cook said. "He is tremendously competitive and has an incredible work ethic."
While Cook says that every school is coming at him at the same level right now, Ohio State is coming at him the hardest. In fact, according to Rivals, they are the only school that have offered him a scholarship at this point. With that being said, Cook is planning on taking a couple of unofficial visits in the near future with Ohio State, Notre Dame, Tennessee and UNC being first in line.