#5 - Sheldon Cooley
|2011-12 Men's Basketball|
About Sheldon: A versatile player on both ends of the floor who brings a wealth of athletic ability to his guard position and continues the Bucs’ pipeline to the Tampa area … can score the basketball, and played for a highly successful prep team … a high-energy player with the ability to help out on the boards. 2011-12: Missed the final four games of the regular season but was back with the team during the summer of 2012 ... finished the season fifth on the team in scoring with 9.6 points per game, and averaged 3.1 rebounds a contest … led the team in steals per game with 2.48 a contest, and through games of Feb. 19, ranked 11th nationally and 1st in the A-Sun for steals per game (2.5) ... scored 17 points, dished out four assists and swiped three steals in the win over Lipscomb (2/20) ... posted a team-high 13 points in the loss to Belmont (2/18) ... netted 11 points in the win over UNF (2/11) ... swiped six steals, dished out four assists and scored nine points in the win over James Madison (1/30) ... had a team high 14 points in the loss to USC Upstate (1/27) ... scored a game-high 18 points in the loss to Belmont (1/23) ... had a season high six rebounds and netted 11 points in the win over UNF (1/16) ... scored 11 points in the win over Jacksonville (1/14) ... played a season high 37 minutes, scoring 12 points and picking up a block in the Bucs’ win over Kennesaw State (1/9) ... matched his season high with 20 points and set a career high for made 3-pointers (2) in the win over USC Upstate (1/4) ... had eight points, dished out three assists and collected two steals in the loss to Tennessee (12/23) ... scored a team high 12 points in the loss to Tennessee Tech (12/7) ... had a season high five assists in the loss to Stetson (12/1) ... played his best game so far this season, scoring 20 points, grabbing three boards, dishing out three assists and swiping three steals in the loss to Troy (11/29) ... had a career high seven steals and scored 11 points in the win over Appalachian State (11/15) ... scored 10 points and grabbed three steals in the loss to Virginia Tech (11/12). 2010-11: Averaged 4.5 points and 2.6 rebounds a game, playing in 35 games and starting in seven … averaged 18.1 minutes per game … had nine points and seven rebounds off the bench in the win over Lipscomb (2/19) ... scored 10 points off the bench in the loss to Stetson (2/6) ... had seven points and three assists in the win over FGCU (2/4) ... started for the second straight game, dishing out a season high five assists and picking up his first career block, while scoring six points and grabbing five rebounds against USC Upstate (1/25) ... played a career high 39 minutes and scored 11 points in the loss to Belmont (1/23) ... dished out a season high four assists and scored six points in the win over Belmont (1/21) ... had a season high four steals against Campbell (12/30) ... played a season high 31 solid minutes with eight points, six boards and four assists in the loss to Southern Miss (12/22) ... had 13 points in the loss at Charleston (12/7) ... grabbed a career high eight rebounds against Milligan (11/27) ... had an impressive game against Kentucky (11/12), scoring 13 points and dishing out a team-high four assists in 25 minutes at the point. 2009-10: Had 11 points in the A-Sun semifinal win over Kennesaw State (3/5) ... came off the bench to score nine points, grab four boards and grab two steals in the win over Jacksonville (2/27) ... scored a team-high 14 points coming off the bench to play the point in the win over UNF ... posted those 14 points in just 18 minutes of action ... had game-high 13 points and grabbed three steals in the win over USC Upstate (2/21) ... matched his career high with six assists against Campbell (2/19), while adding a 10-point scoring effort ... had a career-best four steals in the loss to Belmont (2/1) ... played by far his best game as a Buc against Mercer (1/9), setting personal bests for points (29), field goals (11), free throws (6), rebounds (7), steals (3) and minutes (31) ... dished out a season-high six assists in the win over Kennesaw State (1/7) ... posted 10 points and two assists in the loss to Tennessee (12/2) ... had a career-best three steals and scored nine points in the win over UNF (11/29) ... scored eight points and dished out three assists in the win over Arkansas (11/27) ... had a career-best five assists and and five rebounds in the loss to Louisville (11/21) ... played a career-best 26 minutes and scored nine points in the loss to UTC (11/17) ... was impressive in his first ETSU game, scoring 11 points off the bench on 4-of-8 shooting in 20 minutes of play against Appy State (11/14). High School: Averaged 22.1 points, 8.7 rebounds and 5.1 steals a game during his junior season, and followed that up with 20 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 4.0 steals a game as a senior at Plant High School and was a four-year letterwinner on the Panther squad … finished as his high school’s all-time leading scorer with 2,076 points for his career … was the Western Conference Player of the Year in 2007-08, a first team All-Suncoast and All-Tribune pick, and a third team All-State Class 5A selection as a junior … along with multiple other player of the year and all-star selections. Personal: Major is Sports Management … son of Sheldred and Patrishia Cooley … born Dec. 7, 1989.
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