Eric Cooper Jr. decommits from Arizona as Grant Jerrett rumors swirl

Ethan Miller

On the same day rumors spread that Arizona Wildcats forward Grant Jerrett might consider a jump to the NBA Draft, his former high school teammate rescinded his commitment to UA.

Eric Cooper Jr. pulled his commitment to the Arizona Wildcats basketball program on Monday, the same day rumors swirled around his former high school teammate Grant Jerrett leaving the school for the NBA, according to the Long Beach Gazette.

According to the Long Beach Gazette, Cooper Jr. still lists Arizona as an option.

Cooper's father, who coached Jerrett in high school and is a former Arizona player under Lute Olson, told Jeff Goodman that Jerrett wasn't going pro -- that didn't access the possibility of Jerrett transferring schools. He could also change his mind.

The deadline to enter the draft is April 28.

Cooper Jr. originally committed to Arizona as a high-level recruit, but serious knee issues hampered his development. Currently, he's ranked by ESPN as a two-star prospect. Not only did Cooper Jr. reclassify to the 2014 class after the knee setbacks, but he decided to head to prep school at Brewster Academy after this season at St. Anthony's High school.

That said, Cooper Jr. has apparently recovered nicely from his knee issues. A 6-foot-2, 180 pound player with a smooth stroke, the shooting guard has averaged 22.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.

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