D.J. Cooper Named AP All-American Honorable Mention

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Matthew Doyle

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Updated Mon, Apr 1, 2013 2:37 pm
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The Associated Press released their annual AP All-American teams on Monday, and Ohio guard D.J. Cooper was recognized as an AP All-American Honorable Mention selection.

The senior was chosen by the AP for the first time in his career and is the first player from Ohio to receive this honor since Gary Trent in 1995.

The award joins a number of postseason accolades Cooper has already won this year. The 2013 MAC Player of the Year was named to his third straight First Team All-MAC selection and was also named to the NABC Division I District 14 First Team.

Cooper led the Bobcats to a 24-10 record his senior season, averaging a team-high of 14.1 points and 7.1 assists per game. He finished his career as the only player in NCAA Division I history to eclipse the career numbers of 2,000 points, 900 assists, 600 rebounds and 300 steals. He finished 12th on the all-time career assists list with 934.

In the Ohio basketball ranks, Cooper is among the top in nearly every category. He holds the record for three-pointers made, assists, and steals, and is fourth all-time in scoring. He is also a part of the winningest class in Ohio basketball history.

Other notable players on the Honorable Mention list with Cooper include Michael Carter-Williams of Syracuse and Aaron Craft of Ohio State. Cooper is the only player from the MAC to be recognized as an AP All-American.

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