The Gonzaga Bulldogs are listed among the top ten schools for 2023 small forward Kaden Cooper, a list that was revealed by Cooper on Twitter Saturday afternoon.
Gonzaga made the list alongside Oklahoma, LSU, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Kansas, Texas, Alabama, Memphis, and Georgia Tech.
Currently, Cooper has only gone on two official visits – Gonzaga and Oklahoma – with future visits planned at LSU, Texas, and Kansas as well.
Cooper spoke highly of his visit to Spokane, which occurred over Hoopfest weekend:
“The visit went great and they made me feel at home,” Cooper told On3. “I love the way they have their schedule set up for the players to make it adjustable to them.”
Cooper is a 6’5 wing from The Skill Factory in Atlanta, although he’s initially from Ada, Oklahoma. He’s the No. 51 prospect in the 2023 class according to On3’s consensus rankings, with their own staff ranking him 38th nationally.
Cooper is also one of 20 high school basketball players set to participate in Formula Zero, Damian Lillard’s exclusive basketball camp taking place in early August in Portland. 2023 Gonzaga commit Dusty Stromer will be in attendance alongside incoming sophomore guard Hunter Sallis – and the pair will no doubt look to get Cooper on board with Spokane and the Zags as his next destination.
Andy hosts the Locked on Zags and Locked on College Basketball podcasts, and serves Locked On in a marketing/digital content creator role as well. He lives just outside Portland with his wife Jenna and dog, Tillie.