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Ta'Lon Cooper

  • position G
  • height 6-4
  • weight 200
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Roebuck, S.C.
  • Previous School Minnesota
  • position G
  • height 6-4
  • weight 200
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Roebuck, S.C.
  • Previous School Minnesota

Ta'Lon Cooper Bio


  • First Team All-Ohio Valley (2022)




  • In four collegiate seasons, has played in 126 games, averaging 8.5 points, 4.8 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game
  • Ended the last season 21st on the NCAA active leaders for career assists list with 603
  • Spent the 2022-23 season at Minnesota ; served as team captain starting all 30 games for the Gophers
  • Averaged 9.9 points (third on team) and 6.3 assists per game (led team) ; his 196 assists were 12th in the country and his assist per game average was seventh nationally
  • He also averaged 37 minutes per game and led the team in minutes played (1,096) ; he had 16 double-figure outings and 21 games with five or more assists (three with double-figure assists) in his lone season at Minnesota
  • In three seasons at Morehead State, played in 95 games making 52 starts
  • He averaged 8.1 points and 4.3 assists per game for the Eagles
  • Earned First Team All-OVC honors in 2022 after averaging 9.1 points, 5.9 assists and 3.1 steals per game
  • Helped team to an OVC title in 2021 and an NCAA Tournament appearances ; played two seasons with All-SEC forward Johni Broome of Auburn while at Morehead


  • Attended Dorman High School (Roebuck, S.C.) and helped lead the team to back-to-back state titles in 2018 and 2019
  • Played AAU for Upward Stars Upstate and averaged 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists per game


  • Son of Curtis and Nataki ; has a brother, Curtis Jr., and a pair of sissters, Carneisha and Zakiya
  • Graduated with a degree in sport management from Minnesota
  • Born on Nov. 26, 1999
  • Chose South Carolina to be closer to home and play in front of family and friends for final season of college eligibility
  • Would like to become a coach when playing days are over
  • List Space Jam as favorite movie
  • Dream car is 1968 Mustang
  • Magic Johnson is favorite NBA player to watch and learn from
  • Ribs with Mac and Cheese is favorite meal
  • Enjoys playing video games and roller skating in his free time
  • Advice to younger self and young people is to stay the course – everything happens for a reason