Transfer from Louisiana Tech who was granted eligibility by the NCAA in October, 2009.
At Louisiana Tech (2008-09)
After sitting out the 2007-08 season due to NCAA transfer rules, he played in 15 games making 14 starts ... averaged 11.7 points and 7.1 rebounds per game during his junior season ... scored a career-high 22 points to go along with 11 rebounds in 39 minutes of action against Grambling State (11/18/08) ... scored in double figures in 11 of the 15 games he played in ... collected a career-high 12 rebounds against Nevada (1/10/09) ... had four double-figure rebounding games and three double-doubles on the season ... played 30 minutes or more in 12 contests throughout the year.
At Oklahoma State (2005-07)
Played two seasons with the Cowboys, combining to play in 67 contests and making 28 starts during freshman and sophomore years ... started 11 games for the Cowboys as a sophomore and 17 games as a freshman ... as a freshman, he averaged 2.0 points, 1.8 rebounds and 9.7 minutes per game ... improved that to 4.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in 16.3 minutes per game during sophomore campaign ... scored a then-career-high 12 points in his second collegiate game against Jackson State (11/20/05) ... reached double figures in rebounding for the first time in his career with 11 boards vs. Baylor in the conference opener ... achieved double figures against a Big 12 squad for the first time in his career with 12 points at Kansas ... scored 16 points at Baylor (3/3/06), connecting on 7-of-8 shots from the floor.
A four-year letterwinner at Richwood High School in Monroe, La., and played for coach Terry Martin ... averaged 20 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots per game his senior year, leading his squad to a Class 3A state championship ... in the state finals, the Rams defeated Marksville, 76-39, led by Cooper's 22 points and 11 rebounds ... named the game's Most Valuable Player and had seven slam dunks in the championship contest ... for his efforts throughout the season, he was named third-team All-State ... averaged 15 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots per game as a junior ... was rated the nation's No. 5 center coming out of high school, according to Rivals.com, and was ranked the 72nd-best overall player in the class of 2005.
Full name is Kenneth Ray Cooper Jr. ... born Dec. 26, 1987 ... son of Kenneth, Sr. and Lee Ann Cooper ... has four brothers: Travis, Roy and Roderick Candley and Sam Cooper ... graduated from Louisiana Tech in the spring of 2009 ... currently attending UAB grad school working toward a master's in health education.