42  Kareem Cooper
Kareem Cooper

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Washington, D.C.

High School:
Laurinburg (N.C.) Prep

Height / Weight:
6-11 / 290

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
10/17/1984

Experience:
1L


Career: Has played in 28 games ... Averaging 4.4 points and 3.1 boards ... Shooting 52.6 percent from the field and 84 percent from the free throw line ... Has 11 assists, six blocked shots and five steals.

2005-06 Season: Saw action in 28 games ... Made one start ... Averaged 4.4 points and 3.1 rebounds ... Shot 52.6 percent from the floor and 84 percent from the free throw line ... Posted 11 assists, six blocks and five steals ... Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Played in all seven Tiger postseason games ... Averaged 3.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in the postseason ... Shot 50 percent from the field ... In NCAA Tournament play, averaged 3.0 points and 2.5 boards ... Saw action vs. UCLA (finals) and Bradley (semifinals) in the NCAA Tournament/Oakland Regional ... Had two points, two rebounds and two assists in a second-round victory over Bucknell ... Posted six points, five boards and one steal in the Tigers' first-round win over Oral Roberts ... Played a postseason-high 15 minutes vs. Oral Roberts ... In Conference USA Tournament, averaged 3.0 points and 3.0 rebounds ... Had two points, three boards and one steal in the championship game win over UAB ... Scored five points and grabbed four rebounds vs. Tulane in the quarterfinals ... Conference USA play: Played in 10 Conference USA contests ... Served a four-game suspension in late January and early February for a violation of team rules ... Averaged 4.3 points and 4.2 rebounds in league action ... Shot 54.5 percent from the floor and 87.5 percent from the charity stripe ... Grabbed four rebounds in a home win over Houston that helped the Tigers clinch the C-USA regular season title ... Pulled down five boards vs. UTEP ... Had nine points, seven rebounds and two assists at Tulane ... Recorded first collegiate double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds in a home win over Southern Miss ... The 13 boards were a career best ... Also had one block and one steal vs. the Golden Eagles ... Hit a career-high five field goals (5-of-7) in that game ... Returned to play at Marshall and had four points and two rebounds ... Missed the Rice, Tulsa, UCF and UAB games as a result of the suspension ... Had five points and two rebounds in the C-USA opener at East Carolina ... Non-conference play: Averaged 5.5 points and 2.4 boards in non-Conference USA action ... Saw action in 11 of the 16 non-league contests ... Shot 52.3 percent from the field and 86.7 percent from the foul line ... Scored four points and grabbed two boards vs. Middle Tennessee ... Had two points, three rebounds, one assist and two steals in a win at Providence ... Received first collegiate start at Cincinnati ... Netted eight points and pulled down three rebounds vs. the Bearcats ... Scored 11 points and grabbed four rebounds vs. Jackson State ... Hit a career-high seven free throws (7-of-7) vs. Jackson State ... Had six points and five rebounds vs. Duke in the NIT Season Tip-Off championship game ... Scored five points vs. UCLA in the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals ... Hit first collegiate three-pointer vs. the Bruins ... Scored eight points in a road win at Alabama (NIT) ... Had 14 points and five boards in season opener vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (NIT) ... The 14 points were a career high ... Scored his 14 points on 4-of-7 field goals and 6-of-6 free throws.

High School: Played the 2004-05 season for Laurinburg Prep, a team that recruiting analysts/publications called the top all-time prep squad ... Averaged 15.5 points and 8.4 rebounds in 2004-05 ... Helped lead Laurinburg to a 40-0 record and the 2004-05 prep school national championship ... No. 1 Laurinburg Prep defeated No. 2 Hargrave Military Academy 95-83 for the national title ... Named a 2005 Scout.com prep All-America second teamer ... Played for Coach Chris Chaney at Laurinburg Prep ... Averaged 22.1 points, 13.6 rebounds and 6.0 assists in 2003-04 at Laurinburg (N.C.) Charter Center ... Helped lead the squad a 24-4 record in 2003-04 ... Team was ranked No. 15 in the 2003-04 preseason national poll and climbed to as high as No. 11 ... Ranked the No. 12 center in the nation by HoopScoop following his performance at the adidas ABCD Camp in summer of 2003 ... Averaged 18.2 points, 12.7 rebounds and 5.3 blocked shots in 2002-03 for Laurinburg Charter ... Hit close to 60 percent on his attempts from the three-point line in 2002-03 ... Also played at Mt. Zion Christian Academy in Durham, N.C.

Personal: Full name is Kareem Robert Cooper ... Born on October 17, 1984 ... Son of Delores Cooper ... Major is undeclared.

                           	-- Total --	-- 3-Point --	                 -- Rebounds --
Year	GP-GS	Min/Avg	FG-A	Pct	FG-A	Pct	FT-A	Pct	Off-Def	Tot	Avg	PF-FO	A	TO	B	ST	Pts-Avg
2005-06	28-1	311/11.1	51-97	.526	1-3	.333	21-25	.840	38-49	87	3.1	52-1	11	28	6	5	124-4.4
Total	28-1	311/11.1	51-97	.526	1-3	.333	21-25	.840	38-49	87	3.1	52-1	11	28	6	5	124-4.4
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