Ames Tribune—January 3, 2015
Hallice Cooke feels a little bit closer to being back on the floor.
The Iowa State sophomore, who underwent surgery on both of his hips, got a positive review at his most recent check-up on Friday.
"I'm doing really well," Cooke said after watching his teammates fall 64-60 to South Carolina." I'm ahead of schedule and feeling well. (Doctors) said I can start shooting in May."
Cooke shot 45.6 percent from 3-point range and 45.9 percent overall during his freshman campaign at Oregon State. He averaged 8.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. He won't get on the court for a while, but he will have plenty to do off it as he prepares for his redshirt sophomore season next year.
"Rehab, hydro-pool and start lifting in the weight room," he said.
The first hip surgery for Cooke was performed on his right hip in October and the left followed in November. The procedures were performed by New York surgeon Dr. Bryan Kelly, who works with professional and college teams.
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