Position
Forward
Height
6'8
Weight
210 lbs.
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Elgin, Ill.
Previous School
Triton College
Major
Interdisciplinary Studies
High School
Elgin HS

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2019-20)
Played in 11 games, averaging 1.1 points and 1.7 rebounds, while playing 5.6 minutes per game … Made 6-of-7 field goals … Of 19 rebounds, 7 were offensive … Scored four points against UMBC (11/19) and 4 points against Northwestern State (12/8) … Played 14 minutes against UMBC … Scored two points in the final game against Georgia (3/7) … Played five games against SEC opponents … Top rebound game was 5 against UMBC.

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON (2018-19)
Did not play during the 2018-19 season and was redshirted … Able to practice with the team during the season.

PRIOR TO LSU
Cooper was part of the Division II junior college national championship team at Triton College (Illinois) in 2018 … Completed his freshman season at Triton and will have three years of eligibility remaining … Cooper started 35-of-36 games for Triton, averaging 10.1 points per game, 6.8 rebounds and 103 blocks (2.9 bpg), while shooting 55 percent overall and 40 percent from outside the arc for Coach Steve Christiansen … Prepped at Elgin High School where he earned three letters in basketball and four letters as a middle blocker in volleyball … He was all-area/conference twice in basketball and all-area/conference three times in volleyball … Posted 156 blocks his senior year in high school.

PERSONAL
Born on April 5, 1999 … Parents are Robin and Gerhard Cooper …. Other family members: Dajha Cooper, Marrissa Chapman and Andrew Chapman … Right handed … Major at LSU is interdisciplinary studies … Favorite food is Chinese and favorite dessert is peach cobbler … Favorite celebrity is Wiz Khalifa … Favorite NBA player is LeBron James and favorite NBA team is the Chicago Bulls … Favorite athlete outside basketball is football star Tom Brady.

TOP PERFORMANCES
Points: 4 twice
Rebounds: 5 vs. UMBC, 11/19/19
Field Goals Made: 2, twice
Blocks: 2, vs. UMBC, 11/19/19
Minutes Played: 14, vs. UMBC, 11/19/19

TOP SCORING GAMES 
1. 4, vs. Northwestern State, 12/8/19    
    4, vs. UMBC, 11/19/19
3. 2, vs. Georgia, 3/7/20
    2, vs. New Orleans, 12/3/19

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