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Talaysia Cooper Signs with South Carolina
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Talaysia Cooper Signs with South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina head women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley announced that Talaysia Cooper has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University and play for the Gamecocks. The Turbeville, S.C., native will have four years of eligibility beginning with the 2022-23 academic year.
“Keeping Talaysia here in South Carolina was a priority,” Staley said. “She’s in line with all the great South Carolina players that we have had the privilege of coaching. She is a big guard that plays both sides of the ball. Her versatility allows us to not only move her around, but the other guards on the floor as well. Her upside is endless, and we think our FAMS are going to love her game and her energy.”
A 6-foot point guard, Cooper ranks No. 4 among the Class of 2022 at her position and No. 18 overall. A two-time South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Year (Class AA in 2019, Class A in 2021), Cooper was also the 2021 Gatorade South Carolina Player of the Year and picked up Player of the Year honors from The Morning News after a junior season that included 23.7 points, 12.8 rebounds and 8.0 assists per game.
Cooper is the first signee of Staley’s 2022 class.