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Report: Pitt Contacts Minnesota Transfer Point Guard Ta’Lon Cooper



Up until now, Pitt’s focus in the transfer portal has been on shooting guard and potential big men.

With Nelly Cummings graduating and Dior Johnson still an unknown commodity, adding a point guard seemed like a logical move. Today, the Pitt staff reportedly reached out to one.

Recruiting Insider, Travis Branham from 247 Sports reports that Pitt is one of many teams to contact Minnesota transfer point guard Ta’lon Cooper.

Cooper is a 6’4″, 190-pound senior from Roebuck, South Carolina. This past season for Minnesota, Cooper averaged 9.8 points, 6.3 assists and 4.0 rebounds, while averaging 36.8 minutes per game. Cooper shot 39.5% from the field and 37.8% from 3-point range. In four college seasons, Cooper has been a career 35% 3-point shooter.

Last season, Cooper ranked second in the Big Ten in assists (196) and second in assists per game.

Cooper played one season at Minnesota, having previously playing at Morehead State. Cooper has also entered his name into the 2023 NBA draft.

Cooper is rated as a 4-star transfer prospect, according to 247Sports.



Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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