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Sharife Cooper

Sharife Cooper

American basketball player
Sharife Cooper
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Intro American basketball player
Is Athlete Basketball player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 11 June 2001, Newark, USA
Age 20 years
Star sign Gemini
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Biography

Sharife Cooper (born June 11, 2001) is an American basketball player who attends McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia. He is a five-star recruit and has committed to play college basketball for Auburn.

High school career

In his freshman season in 2016–17, Cooper averaged 16 points and 4.4 assists per game, leading McEachern to a 29–1 record and an appearance in the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Class 7A state semifinals. The following year, he led the Indians to a state quarterfinals appearance while posting a 26–3 record. He received considerable media attention in December 2017 for his 42-point performance against Jahvon Quinerly and nationally ranked Hudson Catholic Regional High School in the quarterfinals of the City of Palms Classic. He scored the game-winning buzzer-beater in an 83–81 overtime victory.

As a junior in 2018–19, Cooper led McEachern to a perfect 32–0 record and the first state title in school history while averaging 27.2 points, 8.1 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 4.3 steals per game. In the title-game win over Meadowcreek, he scored 20 points and dished four assists as McEachern finished ranked No. 1 in three national polls. He picked up most valuable player (MVP) honors at several tournaments, including the City of Palms Classic and Tournament of Champions. After the season, he was named USA Today All-USA Player of the Year, Mr. Georgia Basketball and Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year. He also earned USA Today All-USA first team and Naismith All-American second team honors.

Cooper was selected to play in the 2020 McDonald's All-American Boys Game on January 23, 2020.

Recruiting

On September 27, 2019, Cooper committed to play college basketball for Auburn. He became the most highly rated recruit, and the second five-star recruit, to ever commit to Auburn.

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Sharife Cooper
PG
Marietta, GA McEachern (GA) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Sep 27, 2019 
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 20  247Sports: 20  ESPN: 19
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

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Personal life

Cooper was born in Newark, New Jersey to Omar and Kindall Cooper, although the family moved to the Atlanta area around the age of six. He has two sisters, Te'a and Mia, who both won state titles at McEachern, while Te'a continued on to play at Tennessee and South Carolina after being named a McDonald's All-American in 2015. He also has a twin brother, Omar, who is a standout player at The Walker School in Marietta, Georgia.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 20 Feb 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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