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Incoming SIU point guard cleared for full contact practice

Patrick Codo, a freshman from Naperville studying sports broadcasting, holds “The Beane Counter” sign while celebrating the news that senior guard Anthony Beane reached 1,000 career points in conference games during SIU’s 75-60 win over Drake on Feb. 13 at SIU Arena. “I had a good feeling he was going to break the record today and guess what, he did,” Codo said. “And I was awesome enough to hold up the sign of numbers he shot, 31 points. And it’s also like a great bounce back because we’ve had the struggles throughout the year, but hey, we managed to get our swagger back and get a win today.” (Jacob Wiegand | @jawiegandphoto)

Patrick Codo, a freshman from Naperville studying sports broadcasting, holds “The Beane Counter” sign while celebrating the news that senior guard Anthony Beane reached 1,000 career points in conference games during SIU’s 75-60 win over Drake on Feb. 13 at SIU Arena. “I had a good feeling he was going to break the record today and guess what, he did,” Codo said. “And I was awesome enough to hold up the sign of numbers he shot, 31 points. And it’s also like a great bounce back because we’ve had the struggles throughout the year, but hey, we managed to get our swagger back and get a win today.” (Jacob Wiegand | @jawiegandphoto)

By Sean Carley

One of Saluki men’s basketball’s premier recruits is one step closer to beginning his career.

Freshman point guard Aaron Cook was cleared for full contact practice Friday, coach Barry Hinson said.

Cook, a 6-foot-1 product of Westminster Christian Academy in Missouri, is recovering from a May surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shooting shoulder. He appears to be ahead of Hinson’s six-month recovery timetable he originally gave after the surgery.

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The freshman was named Conference Player of the Year, Class IV First Team All-State by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association and was placed on St. Louis NBC affiliate KSDK’s All-Metro team last year.

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While at Westminster last year, Cook averaged 22.1 points per game, including one game in which his 41 points outscored the entire opposing team.

SIU begins its season Nov. 3 with an exhibition game against Missouri – St. Louis at SIU Arena.

Sports editor Sean Carley can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @SCarleyDE.

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