Welcome to Cooper Girls Basketball

Girls Cooper Basketball has Hired a New Coach!

Kiara Buford

High School: St. Paul Central
A 2008 graduate of St. Paul Central High School. Three-time all-state selection • McDonald's High School All-American nominee • 2008 Minnesota Ms. Basketball finalist • led St. Paul Central to back-to-back Minnesota Class 4A titles in 2007 and 2008 • named to the all-state tournament team four times • scored 1,810 career points • the 2008 St. Paul League Player of the Year • four-time all-conference honoree. Named to the all-state tournament team four times. finished career undefeated (48-0) in St. Paul City League play • ranked No. 66 in the Blue Star Report.

College: University of Minnesota
All- Big ten freshmen team honoree, three-time Academic All-Big Ten, Two-time team captain and two-time team MVP. 2010-2011 team defensive player of the year. Coaches award recipient. Named WBI tournament most valuable player. Concluded her career ranked seventh all-time at Minnesota in points with 1,532 career points. Finished career ranked 5th in 3-point field goals.

Professional: Matizol Lider Pruzskow- Poland
Played professionally overseas in Poland in the top league. Played in the conference with notable WNBA stars N. Ogumike, Tina Charles and Alana Beard. Teams second leading scorer. Named to the international All-Tournament team and tournament MVP.

Contact: Kiara Buford