Alvin Robertson sets path for his son

If it’s in you, it’s in you. Elgin Cook (Milwaukee/Northwest Florida State) has basketball in his blood. The 6-foot-6 junior college small forward is the son of Alvin Robertson, one of his era’s top defensive players in the NBA.

Robertson owns an Olympic gold medal and NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, but before that he had the work his way into college.

Cook, like his father, went the junior college route out of high school. Robertson graduated from Crowder Junior College before moving on to Arkansas and now he’s helping his son select his collegiate program.

Although Robertson ended up at Arkansas, Cook’s path might not be the same. According to Steve Forbes, Cook’s coach at NW Florida State, this weekend sets in motion the first two of what could be a handful of official visits.