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Rebels’ junior guard injures knee, will miss the upcoming season

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UNLV guard Daquan Cook leaps as time runs out in their Mountain West Conference game against Boise State Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV notched a 73-69 come from behind victory.

Updated Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 | 2:57 p.m.

UNLV’s depth this season took a hit today as junior guard Daquan Cook suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Cook will miss the entire season and use a redshirt this year, coach Dave Rice announced.

“We feel terrible for Daquan,” Rice said in a statement. “He is an important part of our program and will have our full support as he goes through this challenge.”

Cook is the longest tenured Rebel under scholarship and one of just four returners from last year’s team. As a true sophomore he averaged 1.8 points and 0.7 assists in 8.5 minutes per game. Cook’s redshirt was pulled a few games into his freshman season and he averaged 4.3 minutes per game in 25 appearances.

Cook will have two years of eligibility remaining starting with the 2015-16 season. He was expected to be a reserve point guard this season.

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