The player(s) have spoken. They want Jack Cooley at All-Star weekend.
Hidden amongst the NBA's All-Star balloting there is always a nugget or two that catches your eye. According to the final tallies, Cooley got some love in the player voting for the NBA All-Star team.
Selected players who got at least one All-Star Starter vote from NBA players: Kyle Kuzma (16), Jahlil Okafor (4), Cole Aldrich (3), Royce O'Neale (2), Gordon Hayward (2), Jack Cooley (1), Tyler Lydon (1), Johnny O'Bryant III (1), James Michael McAdoo (1, recently waived)— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) January 18, 2018
Cooley has played a total of two minutes for the Sacramento Kings this season. Maybe it's the way he hustles all over the court or his debonair throwback look during a media day photo shoot. Something about Jack Cooley draws you in.
The 26-year-old big man took to Twitter to thank the anonymous voter Thursday evening.
Playing on a two-way contract for the Sacramento Kings, the former Notre Dame star is currently posting 15.5 points and 8.5 rebounds for the Reno Bighorns this season.
In addition to the single vote he received from the players, Cooley also garnered 956 votes from the fans and finished with a weighted score of 79.5 in the voting process.
Rookie Bogdan Bogdanovic led the Kings in fan voting with 33,842 votes. Georgios Papagiannis was second with 20,082 votes.
H/T to Andy Larsen of KSL.com.
UPDATE (10:12 p.m.): Cooley had some more fun on Twitter after this story's initial publication.
I don't know what to say, I'm a man of the person. 🤷🏼♂️😂— Jack Ryan Cooley (@JackCooligan45) January 19, 2018