David Cooper To Suit Up For Manchester
David Cooper has decided to play for his own team, the Manchester Millrats. Cooper is a part owner of the first year American Basketball Association franchise, and is a sales and marketing executive with Net Time Marketing.
On the court though, he can more than hold is own.
"At the second day of our Veteran's Camp, I thought David was the best player on the floor," stated Millrats Head Coach Larry Lessette, "he is very skilled, very athletic, and has shown leadership tendencies that are very unique."
Cooper, who goes about 6'7 and 215 lbs, was a star basketball player at Manchester Central High School where he won back to back state championships in 2000 and 2001. Another Manchester Central alum is Hollywood actor and comedian, Adam Sandler.
After high school, Cooper played one season at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), the site of the Millrats home court, before transferring to division 1 James Madison. At James Madison, Cooper played through several knee surgeries and yet was still able to be a contributor, averaging 8.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1 block per game. In 2006, he earned the honor of played for the Virgin Islands National Team in the Caricom-06 Championships.
The Millrats are a new entry in the American Basketball Association (ABA), and will play their home games in the 'Fieldhouse' on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH. The season and home opener is set for Sunday November 11, 2007 at 4:35 p.m. versus the Boston Blizzard. Single game, season and half season ticket plans are on sale now on www.manchestermillrats.com or by calling 1-866-9-GET TIX (1-866-943-8849).
Note: OurSports Central no longer actively covers the American Basketball Association (ABA) as a professional league due in part to its inability to publish and play a schedule and the transitory nature of many of its teams. For information on professional minor leagues, please see OSC's basketball section.
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