Former Oliver Ames basketball champion Jasmyn Cooper chooses Syracuse


Jasmyn Cooper will soon take the court in an orange uniform once again.

On Sunday, the former Oliver Ames standout announced her verbal commitment to play Division 1 college basketball at Syracuse University. Cooper, a four-star recruit according to ESPN, will enter her senior year at Nobles and Greenough in Dedham this winter.

Cooper was an Enterprise All-Scholastic selection in her final season at OA in 2022. She was a sophomore double-double threat who averaged 13.5 points and 9.6 rebounds per game on 52 percent shooting as the Tigers went on to win the Division 2 state championship, the final game of coach Laney Clement Holbrook’s legendary 46-year career. Cooper scored 22 points and hauled in 10 rebounds as OA defeated Norwood, 53-48, to win it all.

ESPN ranks the 6-foot-1 Cooper as the No. 54 recruit in the nation. She plays AAU for the MCW Starz, a program founded by Syracuse alum and former NBA first-round pick Michael Carter-Williams. Carter-Williams, the 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year, is a Hamilton, Massachusetts, native.

Syracuse.com reported on Monday that Cooper, if she signs a National Letter of Intent with the school, will be the highest-ranked recruit to commit to Syracuse since coach Felisha Legette-Jack took over the team in 2022.

Syracuse is coming off a 24-8 season that ended with an eight-point loss to UConn in the second round of the NCAA tournament as a No. 6 seed.


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