"If you're not in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?"
Bryce Cook is listed a 5 foot 6 inches, but he is much taller. In fact, more times than not he is the tallest person on the court. A few weeks ago I was standing next to a college head coach talking about Cook. After watching Cook play the coach said, "he's too small." I laughed to myself and thought internally; he's the biggest player on the court.
While Cook may indeed be the smallest player on the court physically, he possesses the largest presence, heart, IQ and feel for the game.
Many of today's players are prematurely anointed "gym rats," but Cook is an unquestioned gym rat. You have to physically hold him down from keeping him out of the gym. During the Great American Shootout in July, Bryce participated in both the (GASO) and the Main Floor event as well. Despite the heavy load of games Cook still got in an early morning 8 AM training session in.
They say you can't judge a book by its cover. To that point, Cook proves that you can't measure how big someone is simply by how tall they stand. Bryce knows how tall he is, and it's a lot taller than 5'6!
#slowgrindfortheculture ... that's the move!