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Gabby Cooper

  • As of May 18, 2017

USA Basketball Notes

  • 2017 USA U19 World Cup Team Trials participant.

College Honors

  • 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference All-Freshman Team as selected by both the media and coaches.

College Notes

  • As a freshman in 2016-17, aided Syracuse University to a 22-11 record and the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • Started all 32 games played and averaged a team fourth-best 9.3 ppg. to go with 2.8 rpg.
  • Hit 81 3-point field goals to set a new Syracuse freshman single-season 3-point field goals made record, which ranked fifth among all-time single-season leaders at Syracuse.
  • Posted career highs of 24 points and eight 3-pointers made versus Iowa State (3/18/17), six rebounds versus Ohio State (11/26/16), five assists versus Pittsburgh and five steals versus Old Dominion (12/20/16).
  • Her eight 3-pointers against ISU in the NCAA Tournament first round tied an all-time Syracuse single-game record.

High School Honors

  • 2016 Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Class 3A/4A All-State first team.
  • 2015 IBCA Class 3A/4A All-State third team.
  • 2015 All-East Suburban Catholic Team.

High School

  • Attended Morgan Park High School (Ill.), where in 2016 she helped lead her team to its first state semifinal contest.
  • Played for Marian Catholic High School (Ill.) as a junior in 2014-15 and led her team to the Illinois Class 4A Lincoln-Way North sectional finals.

Personal

  • Given name is Gabrielle, but goes by Gabby.
  • Born in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Daughter of Benji Hardaway and Torrance Cooper; has two brothers, Johnathan and Justin, and three sisters, Kelcey, Tannette and Jasmine.
  • Both of her grandfathers served in the U.S. Army.
  • Played at the Bands of America Marching Grand Nationals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis while in high school.

The Scoop

  • Started playing basketball: in second grade.
  • Favorite 2016 U.S. Olympic Team athlete: Seimone Augustus.
  • Favorite Superheroes: Beast and Storm from X-Men.
  • Top five movies of all time: “G,” “Love Jones,” “White Chicks” and “Love & Basketball.”
  • Has: a pair of pitbulls, Kao (male) and Blondie (Female).
  • Favorite app: Twitter.
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: baseball.
  • Favorite class: African-American history.
  • Favorite player of all time: Seimone Augustus.
  • Favorite Olympian: Seimone Augustus.
  • Best player ever faced: Kelsey Mitchell.
  • Last book read for pleasure: “50 Shades of Grey” by E.L. James.
  • Compares her game to: Ray Allen.
  • Enjoys: cooking when away from the court.
  • Plays three instruments.
  • Traveled outside the United States to Canada when she was 10.

College Statistics

YEAR G/S MIN/G FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
2016-17 32/32 29.8 103- 341 .302 81- 285 .284 11- 16 .688 89/ 2.8 298/ 9.3 31 34 52 5

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