Scorers 1st is extremely proud to announce the signing of C.J. Cooper to our agency as the 6-foot, 190 pound guard out of UTEP embarks on his professional career.
"Throughout his time at UTEP, C.J. showed a unique ability to both grow his game and provide team leadership along the way," said Scorers 1st CEO and NBA and FIBA certified agent Gerrit Kersten-Thiele.
"We are excited to be a part of C.J.'s next chapter in basketball and look forward to helping him build upon this strong foundation."
Cooper leaves UTEP ranking third in school history in three-point field goals (158) and 10th in assists (275), while averaging 8.1 points, 3.2 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game during a season where the Miners advanced to the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) and Cooper finished with a first-round game-high 16 points against Murray State.
A natural leader both on and off of the floor, Cooper posted season-highs of 22 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals. As a Junior, Cooper averaged 9.6 points per game and ranked second in free-throw percentage in Conference USA, 13th in assists and 15th in three-pointers per game.
Prior to his college career at UTEP, Cooper was appointed the 2010 CIF Division 5 Player of the Year, was a three-time selection to the Cal High Sports All-State Team, a four-time All-San Gabriel Valley honoree and four-time Arrowhead League MVP at Lutheran High School.
Everyone at Scorers 1st is looking forward to working with and for C.J. Cooper during his professional basketball career.
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