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Former Oliver Ames basketball champion Jasmyn Cooper chooses Syracuse

Former Oliver Ames basketball champion Jasmyn Cooper chooses Syracuse

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Jasmyn Cooper will soon be back on the field in an orange uniform.

On Sunday, the former Oliver Ames player announced her verbal commitment to play Division 1 college basketball at Syracuse University. Cooper, a four-star recruit according to ESPN, will begin her senior year at Nobles and Greenough in Dedham this winter.

Cooper was named to the Enterprise All-Scholastic team in her final season at OA in 2022. She was a double-double threat as a sophomore, averaging 13.5 points and 9.6 rebounds per game on 52 percent shooting as the Tigers won the Division 2 state championship, the final game of coach Laney Clement Holbrook’s legendary 46-year career. Cooper scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as OA defeated Norwood 53-48 to win it all.

ESPN ranks the 6-foot-1 Cooper as the No. 54 recruit nationally. She plays AAU for MCW Starz, a program founded by Syracuse graduate and former NBA first-round pick Michael Carter-Williams. Carter-Williams, the 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year, is from Hamilton, Massachusetts.

Syracuse.com reported Monday that if Cooper signs a National Letter of Intent with the school, she will be the highest-ranked recruit to join Syracuse since coach Felisha Legette-Jack took over the team in 2022.

Syracuse, ranked No. 6, is coming off a 24-8 season that ended with an eight-point loss to UConn in the second round of the NCAA tournament.