Former Missouri State guard Keandre Cook is headed to the NBA.
The 6-foot-5 guard tweeted on Thursday night that he has signed with the Charlotte Hornets.
Sources told the News-Leader throughout his pre-draft process that multiple teams had expressed interest in the former Bear. His outside shooting ability for his length made him an attractive prospect to NBA teams.
Cook played two seasons at Missouri State after transferring to play for head coach Dana Ford.
He started in 46 games while making 65 appearances while averaging 13.9 points per game. He was a 40.1 percent shooter from beyond the arc in his two seasons.
Before signing with the Bears, Cook played at Odessa (Texas) College and he was ranked as the No. 76 juco prospect in the Class of 2018.
Cook went undrafted during Wednesday night’s NBA draft. He is signing as an undrafted free agent.
Wyatt D. Wheeler is a reporter and columnist with the Springfield News-Leader. You can contact him at 417-371-6987, by email at email@example.com or Twitter at @WyattWheeler_NL. You can subscribe to his free “Bears Beat” newsletter on News-Leader.com. He’s also the co-host of Sports Talk on Jock Radio weekdays from 4-6 p.m.