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.
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.