Oregon Women’s Basketball Adds Transfer Kat Cooper for 2015


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Oregon Ducks Head Coach Kelly Graves has been busy working on his roster for the upcoming season

welcoming back Senior Liz Brenner

, who has played multiple sports as a student athlete. Brenner was last on the team in 2012 when it was led by Paul Westhead. Graves, Brenner and the rest of the team will also welcome Transfer Kat Cooper from Boston College.

Cooper is a native of Washington State and is a graduate transfer and will be eligible immediately to play for the Oregon Ducks, according to GoDucks.com. Two seasons ago she was coming off a knee injury and was still able to play in thirty games, she started twenty five averaging close to nine points and just over three rebounds per game. Last season she appeared limited in averaging just over four points per game but set a season high fifteen points against Hartford and was a top rebounder against Indiana.

At six feet, she should provide some key minutes and grab some rebounds for Graves in his second season at the helm for Oregon. The team is still clearly in a transition mode from previous Head Coach Paul Westhead who pretty much threw out the book on Defense and went fast paced Offense during his time in Eugene. In his first season, Graves saw success as he began implementing his style and although the team went 13-17, Senior Jillian Alleyne was able to put up the points and bring down the rebounds.

Alleyne is now joined by a solid recruiting class that includes Transfer Cooper and a face familiar with the program in Brenner. Oregon will again be fun to watch this season, as they were in 2014 and may have the tools to make an NCAA Tournament push this season.