Hayti boys basketball senior Kobe Cooper scores 1,000th point

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Photo by Steve Harris, staff
Pictured is Hayti boys basketball player Kobe Cooper (middle) with his parents, James (left) and Theresa (right).

Hayti senior Kobe Cooper recently hit an outstanding milestone in his high school basketball career.

Jones scored his 1,000th as an Indian during Hayti’s district championship win over Bernie Feb. 22

The two-time all-conference and all-district player had this to say about his achievement: “My goal never was to score 1,000 points,” he said. “My goal was to make it to state. I’ve just always played hard and done what is best for my team.”

Kobe says he would like to thank his teammates, coach Aaron Bidewell, coach Jackie Johnson, Mrs. Tipton and the Hayti community for supporting Hayti basketball.

Regarding Cooper and his other star senior, Darius Jones, Bidewell made these remarks: “Both these guys have wonderful parents. As a coach, if your players have parents who support them, it makes things so much easier. I’ve coached these two guys so hard, and every time I’ve talked to their parents there’s never been one negative thing. They have a wonderful support system in their parents. That’s probably why they’re going to play next year, and I wish more parents were like them. They allow people to be tough on them because life is tough. They have parents who allow coaches and teachers to be hard on them, and that’s why they’re going to be successful later on down the roads of life.”

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