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Te’a Cooper

College/Country: Baylor
Position: Guard
Height: 5'8
Birthdate: April 16, 1997
Birthplace: Montclair, N.J.
High School: McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.)

Excelled as grad transfer at Baylor as had best friend Chloe Jackson, BU’s 2019 Final Four hero and Chicago Sky draft pick. Both successfully switched from 2-guard to point at BU.  2x All-Conf. – First Team (Big 12 at Baylor 2020); Second Team (‘19 at So. Car.). Helped Baylor to No. 1 AP ranking and was among “Final Five” for Lieberman Award as nation’s top PG – third Baylor guard to be finalist (O. Sims, who won in 2014; A. Jones, 2017). Was 2020 All-America Hon. Mention (AP) and Big 12 Co-Newcomer of Year.  2018-19: Redshirt junior led So. Car. in ppg as Gamecocks reached NCAA Sweet 16 before losing to eventual champ Baylor. Avg’d 15.1 ppg in 12 games vs. Top 25 foes.  2017-18: Joining defending NCAA champ So. Car., but sat out as transfer.  2016-17: UT soph. sat out with knee injury after earning SEC All-Freshman Team honors a year earlier. PREP: 2x Georgia Miss Basketball. Co-MVP of 2015 McDonald’s All-America Game. Helped McEachern to 3 state titles. PERS: Engaged to NBA’s Dwight Howard. Pursuing a master’s of divinity at Baylor. Parents Kindall and Omar.

 

Career Statistics

ppg
13.6
stl
1.4
reb
2.3
blk
0.1
ast
4.6
fg%
44