It was quite a week for Tennessee Lady Vols signee Te’a Cooper.
On Wednesday, the 5-foot-8 point guard from McEachern High in Powder Springs, Ga., was named a Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-American and one of five finalists for the Naismith Award.
And those honors weren’t even the highlights.
On Saturday night, Cooper hit a driving, off-balance bank shot at the buzzer to give McEachern a 59-57 comeback victory over Archer in the Class AAAAAA state semifinals at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion.
After being held to four points in the first three quarters, Cooper scored nine in the final 9 1/2 minutes to help McEachern complete a comeback from a 14-point deficit late in the third quarter.
Cooper also dished out a game-high eight assists.