Former Nevada Wolf Pack guard Eric Cooper Jr., has announced that he will transfer from Nevada to Pepperdine University. Cooper made the announcement on his Instagram page on Monday evening.
I've officially decided to continue my career at Pepperdine #GoWaves I can't wait for the next journey in my life and excited for the opportunities ahead! I want to thank God, my family, and my friends that have been supporting me throughout the process! I will miss the city of Reno and miss all my teammates that I'm leaving behind. And for those of you not pictured I didn't have enough pictures to put on the post @papi_kai5 @slim.mijo @lelandking02 @youngtreball @fadeaway_j24 #Marcus #David @ljstiv Thank you again
Cooper's father announced on his Twitter account in April that his son was transferring from the Nevada program after a year where Cooper had an underwhelming season and saw him playing behind Lindsey Drew and DJ Fenner by the end of the season.
Despite Cooper scoring production going up from his freshman year to his sophomore year, it was not enough as Cooper would have been the fourth guard on a Wolf Pack team that will have Fenner and Drew returning along with Missouri State transfer Marcus Marshall and incoming freshman Devearl Ramsey as new additions to the team.
With the returning and new players in the back-court and the coaching staff telling Cooper Jr., that his playing time would decrease, it prompted him to move on from the Nevada program per Chris Murray of the Reno Gazette-Journal.
Cooper will have two years of eligibility left after he sits out the 2016-17 season. For Nevada, with their bumper crop of guards either returning or joining the team next season, it is clear that the Wolf Pack will have no issues replacing Cooper's production.