By Thomas Sellers Jr.
This afternoon Cooper was not wearing his red, black and white Brighton Cardinal he sported for four season. Instead, he had on a white shirt and purple tie representing his new school colors.
With his parents Tanya and Tarryel by his side, Cooper inked his national letter of intent to play for Head Coach Jeff Britt at Bethel University.
The All-District 13-3A racked up numerous awards during his time at Brighton. Under Brighton Head Coach Stan Gatlin the past two seasons, Cooper helped the Cardinals finished near the top of the league.
Cooper led the Cardinals in three-pointers in 2015-16 earning All-District regular-season and tournament honors. Britt and his staff wanted Cooper on their roster for his shooting and basketball IQ.
Britt, a 24-year coaching veteran, has coached at Bethel for 15 seasons. He has compiled more than 240 victories with five 20-win seasons.
Cooper played four varsity seasons for Brighton sharing the court for two years with his older brother Tyron. Tramaine’s final two seasons, he shared the backcourt with Taelyr Gatlin. Gatlin is one of the top ranked players in the nation for the Class of 2018.
Cooper said both Gatlin and his big brother helped him improve as player, leader and person leading to his signing day.