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Zia Cooke

  • As of July 30, 2018

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup, 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • International Tournament Title: 2018 Latvia U17 International Invitational.
  • Member of the 2018 USA U17 World Cup Team that captured gold with a perfect 7-0 record in Minsk, Belarus; averaged 7.9 ppg. and 2.9 rpg.
  • Aided the USA to a three-game sweep of Canada, China and Latvia in a pre-U17 World Cup exhibition tournament in Leipaja, Latvia.
  • Helped the 2017 USA U16 National Team capture the FIBA Americas U16 Championship gold medal with a perfect 5-0 record in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which qualified the U.S. for the 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup.
  • Participated in the 2015 USA Women’s U16 National Team Trials.

High School Honors

  • 2018 MaxPreps High School All-America fifth team.
  • 2018 Buckeye Cable Sports Network Female Athlete of the Year.
  • 2018 Toledo Blade Player of the Year and 2017 and 2018 All-City first team.
  • 2018 Toledo City League Player of the Year.
  • 2018 all-state first team.
  • 2017 Associate Press Division II All-Ohio second team.
  • 2017 Toledo City League Co-Player of the Year.
  • 2017 All-District first team and 2016 All-District second team.
  • 2016 All-City second team.

High School Notes

  • Has played three varsity seasons at Rogers High School in Toledo, Ohio.
  • During her three-year prep career, played in 86 games and amassed 1,590 points, 310 rebounds and 405 assists.
  • Posted single-game career highs of 41 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists.
  • As a junior in 2017-18, started all 27 games played and averaged 24.0 ppg., 6.0 rpg. and 6.0 apg. in helping her team to a 29-3 record and the Ohio Division II state championship.
  • As a sophomore in 2016-17, started in 26 of 28 games and averaged 22.6 ppg., 6.0 rpg., 3.0 apg. and 3.0 spg. to help her team to an 18-8 record and a district championship.
  • As a freshman in 2015-16, started in all 28 games and averaged 14.1 ppg., 3.0 rpg., 3.5 apg. and 2.0 spg. to help her team to a 23-5 record and a regional championship.
  • Plays in the summer for Sports City U.
  • Also competed two years in track and field, cross country and softball.

Personal Notes

  • Born in her hometown of Toledo, Ohio.
  • Daughter of Michelle and Straman; has one brother, Stratman III (23).
  • Brother played football at a junior college in Minnesota.
  • Member of her school’s honor roll and the principal’s list.

THE COOKE FILE

  • Instagram: @z.loading_
  • First played basketball: with her brother in her back yard when she was in second grade.
  • Enjoys: spending time with family and swimming.
  • Top five movies: “Love & Basketball,” Tyler Perry movies and “Lottery Ticket.”
  • Favorite player: Russell Westbrook.
  • Favorite class: math.
  • Most played song: “Mamma I Made It.”
  • Favorite pregame meal or snack: Chicken Alfredo, apples and peanut butter.
  • Inspired by: her family and all the greats who came before her.
  • International travels: Argentina with USA Basketball and Canada.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM   G/S   MIN/AVG   FGM-FGA   PCT   3PM-3PA   PCT   FTM-FTA   PCT   REB/AVG   PTS/AVG   AST   TO   BLK   STL 
2018 U17 7/0 110/15.7 20- 44 .455 2- 10 .200 13- 17 .765 20/ 2.9 55/  7.9 12 15 0 9
2018 U17X 3/0 49/16.3 13- 30 .433 1- 6 .167 7- 15 .467 10/ 3.3 34/ 11.3 11 5 0 4
2017 U16 5/5 82/16.4 17- 37 .459 7-11 .636 13- 24 .542 16/ 3.2 54/ 10.8 11 10 0 8
TOTALS 15/0 241/16.1 50-111 .450 10- 27 .370 33- 56 .589 46/ 3.1 143/ 9.5 34 30 0 21

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