Mike Cook, who guided Friends' Central to back-to-back Friends Schools League championships his junior and senior years, said yesterday he will complete his college basketball career at Pittsburgh after transferring from East Carolina.
Cook, a 6-foot-3 1/2 220-pounder, played two seasons at East Carolina but left school in May, he said, because of "a whole lot of negatives." He graduated from Friends' Central in 2002.
Cook chose Pittsburgh after also considering La Salle, George Washington and Charlotte. Cook said he has given the Panthers an oral commitment, but expects to complete the paperwork that will make his transfer official this week. A journalism major, he will report to school no later than Aug. 29 for the start of classes.