Can play on the block and can come out and hit the three-pointer ... expected to play the four and five positions ... one of the most physical players on the team ... challenges on the block on every possession ... very versatile.
As a Freshman (2013-14): Saw action in 31 contests, while averaging 2.1 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks ... scored a career-high 14 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament first round against Winthrop for her first collegiate double-double ... hit all seven of her field goal attempts versus Winthrop ... swatted five shots in six minutes at fifth-ranked Kentucky ... the five blocks ranked tied for ninth on the Duke freshman record charts ... swatted a total of 30 shots on the season to rank tied ninth on the Blue Devil freshman single-season list ... blocked two or more shots in eight contests.
2012 USA Basketball U18 National Team: Named to 2012 USA Basketball Women’s U18 National Team that produced a 5-0 record and won the gold medal in Gurabo, Puerto Rico … averaged 3.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks … participated in five contests, while starting two … was the youngest player on the squad and only high school player.
High School/AAU: A 2013 McDonald’s and WBCA All-America selection ... scored nine points, had two rebounds and one block in the WBCA All-America game ... in the McDonald’s All-America game, had four points, five rebounds three blocked shots in 14 minutes ... 2013 Press Telegram All-Area first team and MaxPreps California All-State first team ... California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division IV third team in 2012 and the 2011 Player of the Year (2011) … All-CIF Division 4A first team (2011, 2013) … two-time Long Beach Press Telegram Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012 … three-time Dream Team selection (2010-12) … Santa Cruz League MVP in 2011 and 2013 … All-Santa Cruz League first team (2010, 2011, 2013) … 2011 Long Beach Century Club Basketball Player of the Year … varsity captain in 2012-13 … in 112 career starts, totaled 1,516 points, 1,318 rebounds, 155 assists, 183 steals and 427 blocks … lists career highs of 36 points (vs. St. Paul), 23 rebounds (vs. St. Paul) and 13 blocks (vs. Serra) … averaged 12.3 points, 13.0 rebounds, 4.2 blocks, 2.4 assists and 1.9 steals as a senior ... totaled a season-high 28 points and 18 rebounds against Bellarmine-Jefferson on Jan. 22 ... in her final high school contest, registered a triple-double with 25 points, 19 rebounds and 13 blocks ... notched 15 double-doubles ... as a junior, averaged 14.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 4.4 blocks, while tallying 17 double-doubles, two triple-doubles and seven 20+ point games … as a sophomore, recorded five 20+ point games, 14 double-doubles and one triple-double vs. South Pasadena … averaged 14.8 points, 11.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 3.6 blocks … hit 64.0 percent from the field as a sophomore … Cal-Hi Sports first team in 2010 … guided team to a 21-9 record … as a freshman, averaged 10.9 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 3.1 blocks … tallied 10 double-doubles during her freshman year, as well as four 20+ point games … her high school team had a 25-10 record … also ran track and competed in the shot put … played for AAU for Cal Storm-Team Taurasi as well as Team Xpress, GBL and the South Bay Waves … captain of the team in 2011 and 2012 ... participated in the 2013 Women’s U19 World Championship Trials, 2012 Women’s U17 World Championship Team Trials and the 2011 Women’s U16 National Team Trials.
Personal: Full name is Kendall Alesse Cooper … born on Aug. 19, 1995 in Harbor City, Calif. … daughter of Stephanie McCravey-Cooper and Michael Cooper … has one brother, Michael Cooper II (15) and one sister, Jourdan (20) … her cousin, Tony Smith, played basketball at Marquette and for the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks … her father, Michael Cooper, played basketball at Cal State Los Angeles … her sister, Jourdan, played basketball at UC Riverside in 2011-12 … four-time member of the honor roll … co-founder of the Pink Ribbon Club at St. Anthony, which promotes education, awareness and fundraising to address all types of cancer in women … works with the Matt Barnes Foundation, Athletes vs. Cancer to educate high school athletics on cancer.
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