Nationally-ranked Tennessee native transferring to Lipscomb
Thursday, June 20, 2013
By Ryan Hilgemann
Nationally-ranked Tennessee native transferring to Lipscomb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lipscomb women’s basketball coach Greg Brown has announced the addition of Chandler Cooper, a transfer from the University of Florida.

Cooper, a Clarksville, Tenn. native, was a top-50 ranked prospect nationally by recruiting services coming out of high school and was the third-ranked prospect for the state of Tennessee by MaxPreps before signing with the Gators. She also held a ranking from ESPN as the 19th-ranked guard in the county.

“We’re obviously excited about Chandler,” Brown said. “She is a highly-talented player that is a great fit for our motion offense and most importantly she understands the Lipscomb culture.”

Both of Cooper’s parents, Al and Melisse, are Lipscomb graduates. Al was a player for the Bison basketball team from 1986-1990.

At Clarksville High School she scored 1,272 points and a school-record 237 three-pointers. She dished out 2.8 assists, tallied 2.4 steals and 2.2 rebounds per game. She ranks third overall in both games played and points scored in school history.

“I will be with a great program with great coaches and great players,” Cooper said. “It was an all around great situation for me.

“I grew up going to the Lipscomb basketball camps. It is where I learned to play basketball.”

The sharpshooter sank 68 treys during her junior year, which ranks second in school history.

During her senior season, Cooper’s team went 37-1 before falling in the state semifinals. On that squad, five members signed to NCAA Division I schools.