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2020 five-star guard Sharife Cooper commits to Auburn

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In news that should come as a shock to no one, 2020 five-star point guard Sharife Cooper has committed to the Auburn Tigers.

On Friday evening, the 5-foot-11, 160-pound prospect out of Marietta, GA chose the Tigers over offers from Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Texas A&M, and Vanderbilt, among other schools.

Kentucky was once seen as a major contender early in Cooper’s recruitment, though communication had died out completely over the course of the last several months. Once the dust settled a few weeks after Peach Jam in July, sources tell KSR that the two parties ultimately decided to part ways and that Kentucky would no longer be seen as a legitimate option for Cooper (and vice versa).

Cooper announced his commitment on the first evening of his official visit to Auburn, where he is joined by the likes of 2020 top-three prospect Jalen Green and five-star guard Cameron Thomas, among other unofficial visitors.

After the commitment, Cooper told Jason Jordan of USA Today that he would be recruiting several familiar names to join him at Auburn.

“I’m a big time recruiter now,” Cooper said. “I am going after Jalen Green, Jaemyn Brakefield, Greg Brown and Cliff Omoruyi. I want them all.”

While Green and Brakefield are no longer Kentucky targets, Brown and Omoruyi are both seen as potential frontcourt options for Kentucky in 2020.

UK head coach John Calipari earned a commitment from Cooper’s AAU teammate BJ Boston back on July 27, with Cam’Ron Fletcher, Lance Ware, and Terrence Clarke all joining Kentucky’s 2020 recruiting class not long after.

Kentucky currently holds the No. 1 spot in the team recruiting rankings on 247Sports, followed by Duke at No. 2, Virginia at No. 3, Baylor at No. 4, and Xavier at No. 5.

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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16 Comments for 2020 five-star guard Sharife Cooper commits to Auburn



  1. CombatMedic_98
    12:06 pm September 28, 2019 Permalink

    100 G’s…WOW…that will get anyone…!



  2. CombatMedic_98
    12:06 pm September 28, 2019 Permalink

    Highest bidder wins…LOL



  3. UKFanSC
    12:19 pm September 28, 2019 Permalink

    Auburn has NCAA issues that will certainly play a roll on who else signs.



    • runningunnin.454
      12:31 pm September 28, 2019 Permalink

      Auburn University Press Release, July 18, 2019
      “Auburn expects to receive formal Notice of Allegations from NCAA in the coming months…



    • UKFanSC
      12:43 pm September 28, 2019 Permalink

      I’m sorta surprised they got him under that shadow



  4. KYjellyRoll
    12:25 pm September 28, 2019 Permalink

    I think Whitney talks cliff into becoming a wildcat



  5. bbn606
    12:37 pm September 28, 2019 Permalink

    Gee, we could handle Auburn when they had 3 star players.



    • runningunnin.454
      1:20 pm September 28, 2019 Permalink

      Wiley was 5*, Purifoy and Harper were 4*. UK has handled Auburn 94 wins to 20.



  6. WKY Cat
    1:05 pm September 28, 2019 Permalink

    Not smart. Guess he thinks he’s a one and done before the NCAA hammers them.



    • UKBigBlueForever
      1:19 pm September 28, 2019 Permalink

      He should definitely be a one and done. He’s really good. I like that we will have good competition next year!



    • UKNUTZ
      3:01 pm September 29, 2019 Permalink

      He is really good but the kid is only 5’11. He better be DOMINATE if he wants to be in the NBA. I just don’t see it.



  7. BobbyBlue
    1:39 pm September 28, 2019 Permalink

    Brucie, Brucie —- business as usual and such a glutton for punishment !



  8. T-Town Cat
    1:43 pm September 28, 2019 Permalink

    Why would Vanderbilt waste their time with an offer to a 5-Star player?



    • mashburnfan1
      6:33 pm September 28, 2019 Permalink

      You are clueless. You obviously don’t know they had a one and done FR drafted higher than any of our guys, and higher than any other team except dUKe, last year and their guy only played in like 5 games. Guess that is why they “waste their time” as some may actually go. I think they had another top player go there last year as well, had a funny sounding last name if I remember correctly. Actually looking forward to this NBA season as I think Zion will be an NBA bust.



    • RealCatsFan
      7:20 pm September 28, 2019 Permalink

      I think Zion is going to be injury prone if he doesn’t get about 35 lbs off his frame. We aaw what he did to a shoe – imagine what that power and weight will do to tendons and ligaments over a long NBA season.



  9. BobbyBlue
    4:04 pm September 29, 2019 Permalink

    Lot of weight for a guy that really is only 6’5” in socks. Cal would have made him lose some weight right away, just like he did with Travis.