"The coach was working me and the players were cool," Cooper said. "He emphasized a new offense. The coaches know it and they're graduating a point guard, so that's a good thing."
Cooper was evaluated strongly this past summer by a handful of high-major programs. A natural leader who raised his game with the Mean Streets AAU team, he's got a winning resume and should help ease the transition of a new situation in the backcourt.
"I think we'll be young but good. We'll have a lot of freshman. I'd like to come in and make an impact and play right away."