Hallice Cooke

Meet The Beavers: Hallice Cooke

Photo By: Dave Nishitani/Oregon State Athletics   10-21-2013

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The Oregon State men’s basketball team opens its regular season on Sunday, Nov. 10 against Coppin State at 5 p.m. at Gill Coliseum. The Beavers will host a pair of exhibition games before the season opener -- on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. vs. Corban and Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. vs. Concordia.

To help preview the 113th season in Oregon State basketball history, we sat down for interviews with the four freshmen. First up is Hallice Cooke, a 6-foot-3 guard from Union City, N.J. To view the video, either click the image above or the link to the right.

Oregon State fans are well aware of the toughness, confidence and talent of Devon Collier. Coming from the Bronx and playing at St. Anthony High School for Bob Hurley, he no other choice but to be tough and never back down to completion.

Beaver fans can expect the same from freshman Hallice Cooke, who hails from Union City, N.J., and also attended powerhouse St. Anthony High School. Cooke, a flashy guard with a pretty, high-floating jump shot, has already impressed his coaches and teammates by battling veterans Roberto Nelson and Challe Barton every day in practice.

Collier joined the exclusive 1,000-point club during his junior season and Cooke has the chance to do the same in his collegiate career, as head coach Craig Robinson has gone on record saying that his pair of freshmen guards -- Cooke and Malcolm Duvivier -- will receive significant minutes this season.

Tickets: Be sure to visit beavertickets.com to purchase season tickets, single-game and mini plans for the 2013-14 campaign that begins soon.