Another Impressive Post Ohio Performance for Cooper

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D. J. Cooper's basketball days did not end with the end of his career at Ohio. The Chicago native continues to impress as he looks to extend his career at the professional level. Cooper recently led all participants with 7.3 assists per game at the Portsmouth Invitational in Portsmouth, Va. 

The Portsmouth Invitational features 64 of the nation's top college basketball seniors. It is an eight day, four team tournament. Numerous scouts and members of NBA front offices were there to view the players. The Invitational has been going on for 60 years. 

Cooper played for the Norfolk Sports Club. He had three points and four assists in the team's 91-67 loss on April 10. On April 11, Cooper had 10 points and eight assists against the Mike Dunman Auto Sale team, despite Norfolk Sports Club falling 90-80. On April 13, Norfolk Sports Club defeated Portsmouth Sport Club 94-65, and Cooper helped lead the team with 20 points and 10 assists and almost recorded a triple-double with eight rebounds as well. For the whole tournament, Cooper averged 11.7 points, 7.3 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. He tied for first among all the players with 22 assists. He also shot 39.1 percent from behind the arc in three games.

Next, Cooper will participate in the NBA Draft Chicago Combine on June 7-8.

Fellow MAC senior, Chris Evans, of Kent also participated in the Invitational. Belmont's Ian Clark, who Cooper came up against in late February, was also participating.