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Te'a Cooper
Te'a  Cooper


Powder Springs, Ga.

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Mass Communications

Prior to South Carolina
SEC All-Freshman Team (2016, Coaches)
SEC Freshman of the Week (Jan. 26)

High School
2015 All-America (McDonald's, WBCA, USA Today, Parade, Max Preps)
2015 Naismith Award Finalist

International/USA Basketball
2015 USA Basketball U19 National Team Trials
2014 USA Basketball U17 World Championship Team
2013 USA Basketball U16 National Team Trials

  • Spent two seasons at Tennessee, playing in 2015-16 but sitting out 2016-17 with a left knee injury
  • Started 15 of her 36 games
  • Was fourth on the team in scoring at 8.6 points per game, helping her to SEC All-Freshman Team honors
  • Scored in double figures 15 times and was the team's top scorer four times
  • Finished third on the team in steals (43) and assists (74), leading the team in each category 10 times
  • Netted 16 points against #9/9 Ohio State (Mar. 25) in the NCAA Sweet 16
  • Named SEC Freshman of the Week (Jan. 26)
  • Scored a career-high 23 points against ETSU (Dec. 2) on 9-of-18 shooting, including 3-of-5 from 3-point range
  • Became one of just six Lady Vol freshman to ever score more than 20 points in her debut, posting 22 against Central Arkansas (Nov. 15)

  • Ranked No. 12 in the 2015 Class by ESPN
  • Earned All-America honors from McDonald's, WBCA, USA Today, Parade and Max Preps
  • Named co-MVP of the 2015 McDonald's All-America game
  • Finalist for the 2015 Naismith Award
  • Tabbed Georgia Sports Writers Association Miss Basketball (2014, 2015), Atlanta Tipoff Club Girls Metro Player of the Year (2014), Atlanta Journal-Constitution Girls' co-Player of the Year and 6A Player of the Year (2015) and Marietta Daily Journal Cobb County Player of the Year (2014, 2015)
  • Picked up Georgia 6A First-Team All-State honors twice (2014, 2015)
  • Helped McEachern to three Georgia 6A state titles (2012, 2014, 2015), including a 33-0 undefeated season as a freshman
  • Posted 27.3 points, 7.3 assists and 3.5 steals per game as a senior (2014-15)

  • Daughter of Kindall and Omar Cooper, has three siblings -- Mia and twins Sharife and Omar
  • Majoring in mass communications

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