Wayne Cooper (basketball)

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Wayne Cooper
Personal information
Born (1956-11-16) November 16, 1956 (age 62)
Milan, Georgia
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolTelfair County (McRae, Georgia)
CollegeNew Orleans (1974–1978)
NBA draft1978 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Playing career1978–1992
PositionCenter
Number43, 40, 42
Career history
19781980Golden State Warriors
1980–1981Utah Jazz
1981–1982Dallas Mavericks
19821984Portland Trail Blazers
19841989Denver Nuggets
19891992Portland Trail Blazers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points7,777 (7.9 ppg)
Rebounds6,095 (6.2 rpg)
Assists1,535 (1.6 bpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Artis Wayne Cooper (born November 16, 1956) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was born in Milan, Georgia.

Cooper was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the second round (40th overall) of the 1978 NBA draft. A 6 ft 10 in (2.1 m) forward-center from the University of New Orleans, Cooper played in 14 NBA seasons from 1978 to 1992. He played for the Warriors, Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets.

In his NBA career, Cooper played in 984 games and scored a total of 7,777 points. His best season as a professional came during the 1985-86 NBA season as a member of the Nuggets, appearing in 78 games and averaging 13.1 ppg.

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