Sharife Cooper goes at number 28 in latest mock draft

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Sharife Cooper will look to be Auburn’s latest first-round pick after this month’s NBA Draft.

In USA Today’s latest NBA Mock Draft (Subscription required), the former Auburn point guard was projected to go to the Philadelphia 76ers. The 6-1 and 180-pound freshman would provide an instant spark to their offense and could come off of the bench to provide depth at the point guard position behind Ben Simmons.

John Reed of USA Today Sports gave the following positive words in explaining his pick at 28th overall.

“Cooper’s numbers speak volumes, averaging 20.2 points and 8.1 assists per game with the Tigers. He’s a multi-dimensional passer and can create for himself, while making open shots. That’s a recipe to boost just about any playoff team. His size will get knocked, but so did Fred VanVleet’s stature.”

At Auburn, Cooper averaged 20.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 8.1 assists per game. He shot 39.1 percent from the field.