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Oregon commit Mookie Cook to play LeBron James in movie

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December 6, 2021; Chandler, AZ; AZ Compass Prep varsity basketball player, junior, Kylan Boswell, 23, and junior, Mookie Cook, 1, practice at the AZ Compass Prep gymnasium the week of the Hoophall West tournamentAz Compass Basketball
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Five-star Oregon commit Marquis “Mookie” Cook, one of the top prospects in the Class of 2023, will star as a young LeBron James in an upcoming movie about James’ time as a high school basketball star.

“Shooting Stars” will be a film adaptation of a book by the same name co-authored by James and Buzz Bissinger that tells the story of James and his friends playing for a high school national championship. It is set for a 2023 release on Peacock.

Cook committed to Oregon on March 31, choosing the Ducks over Gonzaga and Kentucky. He is the fifth-ranked prospect in the class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

Like James, Cook plays small forward. He is listed at 6-foot-7, not far off from James’ 6-9.

Another up-and-coming prospect will star alongside Cook. Scoot Henderson, who plays in the G-League Ignite and will be eligible for the 2023 NBA Draft, will play the role of James’ friend Romeo Travis.

–Field Level Media