May 16, 2012
Chestnut Hill, MA - The Boston College women's basketball program will welcome 6-foot-4 center Amber Cooper to the incoming class as announced by BC head coach Erik Johnsonthis afternoon.
"Amber is a very talented and intelligent player who has battled adversity and is dedicated to succeeding at the very highest level,'' said Boston College head coach Erik Johnson. "Amber is hungry to get out on the court and she will be a huge boost to our inside game. Her mobility and her work ethic will put her in great position to be a major contributor right away.''
Cooper, a native of Louisiana, was displaced by Hurricane Katrina and is currently living in California. She started her high school career at Metairie Park Country Day in Metairie, Louisiana. After the Hurricane, Cooper moved to Texas and played two seasons at Saint Agnes Academy in Houston. While at St. Agnes she averaged 24 points and 10 rebounds a game in two seasons. She was also an All-District first team honoree.
As a senior, Cooper moved in with her grandmother and played at Vacaville Christian School in California. She averaged 14.0 points and 6.5 rebounds a game.
Cooper will join Nicole Boudreau from Andover, Mass. and Alex Coulombe from Falmouth, Maine in the Class of 2016 at Boston College.
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