NEW: Cooke To Transfer From JMU

Posted: April 3, 2014

Charles Cooke has been granted his release from the James Madison basketball team, his father Charles and JMU coach Matt Brady confirmed Thursday.

“He will not be there (next season)," the elder Cooke said.

His son, a third-team All-Colonial Athletic Association sophomore guard, started 29 games for the Dukes in the 2013-14 season – averaging 14.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.

Brady would not say why Cooke decided to leave.

“You’d have to ask him,” Brady said. “What I would say to Charles is he’s a terrific kid who’s really worked hard for us and we wish him nothing but the best.”

Cooke is the second starter to be granted his release this offseason, joining sophomore power forward Taylor Bessick.

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