Meet: A Baller

Name: Javonte Cooke (and the African Mask plant he named Kenya)

Age: 24

Height: 6 feet, 6 inches

Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina

Position: Combo guard, in his second season with the Iowa Wolves

Jersey number: 14

Excited for: “I’m looking forward to the fans — seeing the fans out there again and playing for the crowd. We were, like, No. 1 or No. 2 in attendance last year. This is a good area to play in.” [The team’s per-game average and total attendance last season was second in the NBA G League.]

Hobbies outside of basketball: Writing, reading, drawing, painting

Currently reading: “48 Laws of Power” by Robert Greene. “It’s empowering. It tells you how to be a boss. My favorite ‘law’ from the book goes along the lines of not telling everybody what you got going on” — so they can’t sabotage your success.

As told to Hailey Allen
Photographer: Duane Tinkey

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