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Daquan Cook dismissed from UNLV basketball team; no reason given


Steve Marcus

Daquan Cook is shown during the Rebels’ first basketball practice of the season at Mendenhall Center on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at UNLV.

Thursday, Daquan Cook was kicked out of a UNLV basketball practice. Friday, the junior guard was dismissed from the team.

UNLV did not disclose the reason for the dismissal.

“We appreciate all that Daquan contributed while a member of our team,” interim coach Todd Simon said in a statement. “He is on track to graduate this spring and we will continue to support him.”

The 6-foot-2 Baltimore native appeared in just two of the Rebels' 23 games this season, serving a 13-game suspension during nonleague play for a DUI arrest. He had played only four minutes.

Cook red-shirted the 2014-15 season while recovering from a ACL tear.

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