Updated on 5/2/21. Written by Alan Lu.
2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 24
Projected Draft Range: Mid 1st to 2nd Round
Solid scorer off the dribble
Tremendous free throw generator
Fairly good playmaker
Good rebounder for his size
Needs to improve his outside shot
Can play too wildly on offense
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Struggles to guard taller players
Undersized for his position
Sharife Cooper is a speedy, skilled playmaker that can score and pass the basketball. He can quickly get into the lane, and he can score in a variety of ways. However, he will need to improve his outside shot, and he can sometimes play too recklessly that may lead to missed shots and turnovers.
He had a stellar season debut on January 9th, as he scored 26 points and had 9 assists in his team’s loss to Alabama. Cooper had a good freshman season. His ability to score and make plays on offense could enable him to go in the mid to late first round range for the 2021 draft.
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