SIU basketball incoming freshman could miss time

By Jacob Gaertner, @JGaertnerDE

SIU basketball will have a player missing time with injury before playing a single second in a Saluki uniform. 

Incoming freshman guard Aaron Cook could be on the shelf half a year with a torn labrum.

“Aaron Cook has a torn labrum and will have surgery,” coach Barry Hinson said. “Torn labrums usually take up to six months to heal.” 


The 6-foot-1170-pound point guard led Westminster Christian High School, near St. Louis, to a 24-6 record in his senior season while averaging 22.1 points per game. 

Cook’s scoring was sixth best in St. Louis and he was named a first-team all-metro selection by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Jacob Gaertner can be reached at [email protected] or at 618-536-3303.