3. Jalen Cook - LSU
Cook is another player who ended up where he started. He began his career at LSU and then transferred to Tulane. While at Tulane he developed into one of the best point guards in the country. He is an elite scorer who does it with a high volume of shots and a high shooting percentage. Cook is also deadly from deep. He is a high ceiling low floor type of player. Cook is talented enough that there are not many nights when he is not the best player on the floor.
Cook picked up where he left off at Tulane and is the best player on the floor every night for LSU. The guard is on pace to take the most shots he has ever taken and that may bring his shooting percentages down but once he gets acclimated to the Matt McMahon offense and SEC play starts the guard will take his game to the next level. He is going to do what he does. That is take a ton of shots in the offense, make a ton of threes, and fill a stat sheet.
Cook is a guy who is going to score and grab 5 or 6 rebounds and tally 5 or 6 helpers, and do it within the offense. LSU needs Cook to be himself for them to have marginal success in the SEC.