Trae Young was almost tackled on the court by security as he went to celebrate Sharife Cooper’s game-winning corner three.
The 20-year-old Newark, NJ native can flat out ball. But we already knew that. Last night’s game however, proved Cooper slid way too far on draft night.
Cooper dropped 21 points and dished out nine assists while shooting 8-for-14 from the field and cashing in on five 3-pointer in the Atlanta Hawks 84-83 win over the Indiana Pacers.
The Auburn prospect has a sensational feel for the game, which kicked in with three seconds left on the clock as he melted out to the corner three after seeing an offensive rebound out of the corner of his eye.
Cooper is averaging 16 points and 7.5 assists per game while shooting 52 percent from the field thus far in summer league. Cooper and the Hawks have two remaining games left in MGM Resorts NBA Summer League, with matchups against the 76ers and heat on Thursday and Saturday.