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Elgin Cook pulls out of NBA Draft Combine with broken finger

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Elgin Cook, Oregon's lone representative, has pulled out of the NBA Draft Combine. The news surfaced earlier this morning that Cook would withdraw from the combine after suffering a broken finger.

Despite the disappointing news, it was also noted that Cook is now healthy and is expected to return to the court on Monday. The combine was Cook's chance to improve on his draft stock. Going into the week, Cook was ranked as the No. 85 overall prospect by and the No. 97 overall prospect by ESPN.

Cook played a key role for the Ducks in their Elite Eight run this past season, averaging 14.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game as a senior for Oregon, helping lead the program to their first Elite Eight since 2007.

Heading into the combine, had Cook listed as one of the five biggest sleepers entering this year's draft, noting that he could slip into the second round with a strong showing at the combine. Unfortunately, it looks as if that dream has hit a road block for the time being.