Men’s Hoops Welcomes Ta’lon Cooper on National Signing Opening Day

Posted at 8:14 PM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 20:14:43-05
Morehead St. Athletics

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Ta’lon (TUH-lahn) Cooper, a 6-foot-4 guard out of Spartanburg, S.C., has inked a National Letter of Intent to join the Morehead State basketball program. Cooper will be a freshman for the 2019-20 season.

“Ta’lon is a combo guard with great size and great feel,” said head coach Preston Spradlin. “He can score it at all three levels. He makes everyone around him better. He’ll add length and skill to our program.”

Cooper currently attends Dorman High School, just south of Spartanburg, and is part of a team favored by many in the Palmetto State to win a state championship. He is coached there by Thomas Ryan.

“Ta’lon comes from a strong program down at Dorman High School where they are chasing their third consecutive state championship,” Spradlin added. “He was also our first commitment we got in this class. He got some great excitement and buzz going and made it cool to come to Morehead State, and his commitment brought some interest from other guys who will join us as well.”

Cooper attended Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, N.C., previously, the same school where current NBA standout John Wall went. He also played alongside current Duke freshman phenom Zion Williamson four years ago.

Cooper played AAU for the Upward Stars Upstate and head coach David Bentley, where he averaged more than 20 points at the Best of the South Tournament. He was rated one of the top five class of 2019 stock risers. Overall he averaged 26 points, 7.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists for the AAU season.

Cooper is the son of Nataki and Curtis Cooper.