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Cooley Joins @RazorbackWBB

BY Jeri Thorpe

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Alecia Cooley signed her National Letter of Intent to play basketball for the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team this fall, Razorback head coach Jimmy Dykes announced today.

Cooley is a 6-3 post player from Evanston, Ill. She attended Evanston Township High School and was a junior college All-American at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Mo., in her sophomore season.

Cooley paced State Fair to a 21-9 record and a 4-0 mark in conference play in 2014-15.

As a freshman, Cooley played in all 30 games averaging 22.2 minutes per game. She averaged 11.4 points per game, shot 57.8 percent and had 7.0 rebounds per game. Cooley earned MCCAC and Region 16 First-Team honors as a sophomore averaging 17.3 ppg and 11.7 rpg to lead the Roadrunners. Cooley shot 55 percent from the floor and 70.3 percent from the line in her second season.

“This is great news for the Razorback Nation as we welcome Alecia Cooley into our family,” Dykes said. “Alecia is a legit SEC post player and gives us size on the inside. She is a great person, great teammate, and has a great desire to work and get better. We feel very fortunate to sign a player and person of her caliber in our first recruiting class.”

Cooley joins the five-member recruiting class that Dykes and his staff signed in the fall.

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