Te’a Cooper is a professional basketball player from US who plays in the Women’s National Basketball Association. She has played for prominent teams like Los Angeles Sparks. During her college career, she was part of Tennessee Volunteers, Baylor Lady Bears, and other teams. She plays in the Point guard position and has become a good asset for her team.
In the WNBA games, she has played for Los Angeles in 2020 and 2021. She managed to play about 20 games in 2020 and had an average of 7 points per game with 17 minutes per game. In the year 2021, she improved the performance with an average of 8 points per game and played 28 games with average of 21 minutes per game.
Te’a Cooper was born on the 16th of April 1997 in Newark region of New Jersey US. Te’a Cooper’s current age is 25 years.
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Te’a Cooper started playing basketball at young age and was part of her school and college teams. Her sister is also a basketball player and both of them trained together during their childhood days. She was part of the McEachern High School during her freshman year. Interestingly, the team remained undefeated in about 33 matches.
She had a top class career at the junior level and shot 65 percent from the field. In the years 2012, 2014 and 2015, she won Georgia 6A State titles for three times. Apart from that, she also won the Most Valuable Player award at McDonald’s All America tournament.
For the Tennessee team, she played about 36 games in 2015. She was selected for South Carolina in 2016 and 2017 due to technical issues. In 2018, she was part of the same team and managed to play about 30 games. In 2019, she played 30 games for Baylor team.
Te’a Cooper belongs to a mixed ethnic family based in New Jersey US. Her father’s name is Omar Cooper and her mother’s name is Kindall Cooper. She has three siblings named Mia, Sharife and Omar. Among them, Sharife and Omar are twins and Sharife played for Atlanta Hawks as a professional player in 2021.
Te’a Cooper is currently unmarried but she is dating New Orleans Saints player Alvin Kamara. She was earlier in a relationship with Dwight Howard and both of them had even got engaged in 2019. However, they got separated due to differences and decided to part ways.
Te’a Cooper stands tall at a height of 5.8 feet and she weighs around 75 kgs. She has a toned body and regularly goes to the gym to maintain her fitness. She is of Afro American origin and has natural curly hair. She colours it blonde occasionally to change her style. She also ties a ponytail on some occasions on the court.
Te’a Cooper started her high school career playing for McEachern High School and had a unique record of remaining undefeated for 33 games. After that, she played for other clubs and had a impressive career of about 96 matches with 1076 points. Later moved to Phoenix Mercury to start her professional career in 2020. However, she could not play the game as the team had to reduce the number of players due to the Covid protocols.
However, this turned out to be an advantage as Los Angeles Sparks got some players from Phoenix Mercury. In this way, Te’a got to play in the Point Guard position for Los Angeles team. She delivered good performance and has a good track record of about 48 matches for the Los Angeles and managed 19.4 minutes per game with an average of 7.5 points per match.
The net worth of Te’a Cooper is around $3 million. She has played for many teams in her short career and earned good money through contracts. Apart from that, she also earns money through product and brand endorsements. She owns luxury cars and a villa in her hometown.
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Te’a Cooper started playing basketball from a young age along with her sister. Both of them have played professional level basketball for different teams.
She is open about her relationship status and does not hesitate to appear in public with her boyfriend.
Te’a Cooper loves to travel a lot even though she does not get much time to enjoy her vacation due to her work commitments. Whenever she travels, she goes with her friends and close family members.
She also loves pet and has a dog at her home. She said in an interview that she misses her pet whenever she is out on tour.