Sharife Cooper is headed home.
The Atlanta Hawks drafted the Powder Springs, Georgia, native during Thursday’s NBA Draft. The Hawks took Cooper in the second round with the No. 48 overall pick.
The point guard played in 12 games for the Tigers averaging 20.2 points, 8.1 assists and 4.3 rebounds on an average of 33 minutes per game. At the end of the season, Cooper was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team by the conference’s coaches.
In his lone season with Auburn, Cooper missed the first 11 games because his initial eligibility was under review by the NCAA. After being cleared to play, his season came to an early end after suffering an ankle injury in February, which forced him to miss the final four games of the season.
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