NCAAB: Minnesota’s Jamison Battle, Ta’Lon Cooper enter transfer portal


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Minnesota forward Jamison Battle and guard Ta’Lon Cooper entered the transfer portal on Thursday, each with one year of NCAA eligibility remaining.

Battle and Cooper were two of the top three scorers on a Golden Gophers team that finished last in the Big Ten at 2-17 (9-22 overall).

Cooper plans to enter his name in the NBA draft as well as the portal, 247Sports reported.

Battle has averaged double-digit points in each of his four collegiate seasons, two spent at George Washington and two at Minnesota. After posting 17.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in 2021-22, Battle averaged 12.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and a career-best 1.7 assists per contest in 2022-23.

In 103 career games (101 starts), Battle has scored 14.4 points and grabbed 5.2 rebounds per game.

Cooper spent one season at Minnesota after three at Morehead State. He posted career highs of 9.8 points and 6.3 assists per game while also averaging 4.0 rebounds in 2022-23. He has career averages of 8.5 points, 4.8 assists and 3.4 rebounds across 126 games (83 starts).

–Field Level Media


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