Friday, September 11, 2015

Bowling Green Bandits Sign Former UAB Center Kenneth Cooper

The Bowling Green Bandits have signed former UAB big man Kenneth Cooper for the upcoming ABA season.

Cooper, a 6-foot-10 center, played two seasons at Oklahoma State (2005-07) and one season at Louisiana Tech (2009-10) before finishing up his college career at UAB.

Here is more from

Bowling Green Bandits Head Coach Kevin Keathley , agency: Walton Sports Management Group and Kenneth Cooper (6'10''-C-87, college: UAB, agency: Gary W.Ebert) have come to terms for the 2015-2016 season. In 2005, Cooper was ranked the 5th best center in the nation according to Rivals recruiting service. Kenneth began his playing career at Oklahoma State University where he played in 67 games and made 28 starts. After two solid seasons at Oklahoma, he transferred to Louisiana Tech where he averaged 12 points and 7.1 rebounds in 15 games. He finished his playing career at UAB while earning his Master's Degree. 'Getting a player of Coopers caliber is huge for our club. He has proven over the years that he can be a dominant force in the paint. He's also a proven winner, having won a high school state championship and a professional title as well. His ability to rebound and finish strong over other big men is a major plus for us. He has all of the tools to be an ALL-League type performer for us,' Keathley commented.

Kenneth began his professional career in Portugal and has since had a successful career. He has had stints in Estonia, Brazil & the American Basketball Association. In 2012, Cooper was named Finnish Center of the Year and selected to the Eurobasket All-Import team. He played for the 2014-2015 American Basketball Association Champions, the Shreveport Mavericks.

'I Believe Kenneth will be a really nice addition to an already solid frontline coming into training camp. He has the potential to be a big piece to a championship puzzle. I'm excited to get to training camp and work with him,' Coach K stated.


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