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Sharife Cooper Signs 10-Day Contract With Cavaliers

By Cleveland Charge Staff /February 26, 2024

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Sharife (sha-REEF) Cooper to a 10-day contract, Cavaliers President of Basketball Operations Koby Altman announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts.

Cooper (6-1, 180) has appeared in 19 games (all starts) this season for the Cleveland Charge, the Cavaliers’ exclusively-owned and operated NBA G League affiliate, averaging 18.5 points, 7.1 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.47 steals in 33.9 minutes. He was also a member of the recent Cavaliers 2023 Summer League Championship team, appearing in four games (all starts), averaging 13.5 points, 3.3 assists, and 2.3 rebounds in 21.5 minutes. During the 2022-23 season with the Charge, Cooper was named All-NBA G League Second Team and a 2023 NBA G League Next Up Game selection during NBA All-Star Weekend in Salt Lake City and finished the season averaging 21.3 points, 6.3 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 0.84 steals in 32.4 minutes over 25 games (all starts).

Cooper, who was originally selected by the Atlanta Hawks as the 48th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, played in 13 games as a rookie with the Hawks (2021-22). During his lone collegiate season at Auburn (2020-21), he appeared in 12 games (all starts) with averages of 20.1 points, 8.1 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 33.3 minutes and was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team.