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#0 Phil Cofer
Position: Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 205
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Fayetteville, Ga.
High School: Whitewater
Experience: High School

Bio: 2014-15 Complete Bio

YearGPGSMinAvgFGFGAPct3FG3A3PctFTFTAPctOffDefTotAvgPFFOATOBSPtsAvg
 2014-15 4 0 106 26.5  12  22 .545 0 1 .000 9 15 .600 10 16 26 6.5 8 0 1 1 4 33 8.3
TOTAL 4 0 106 26.5 12 22 .545 0 1 .000 9 15 .600 10 16 26 6.5 8 0 1 1 4 4 33 8.3

 

"Phil stepped up as a senior and took on the leadership role with determination and vigor. He was like having a coach on the floor.  He carried himself with humility; moreover, he was the consummate team player.  Phil played each game at a high level regardless because every team we faced tried to stop him as a game plan. Phil will be sorely missed because you don't replace a Phil Cofer,” said Mark Fisher, the Head Coach at Whitewater High School. 

ON COFER: An athletic power forward who attacks the glass on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court and has the ability to play above the rim on both ends of the court…will earn tip-dunk baskets because of his aggressive play around the rim and because of his quickness that allows him to out-maneuver players who might be taller than he is…runs the floor well and finishes around defenders…can score with his extremely quick first step and has the ability to start a primary break after working hard to earn a defensive rebound…is very active on both ends of the court and is a torrid rebounder…his strength entering college is rebounding…plays with a great deal of emotion and energy…a four-star recruit and the No. 56 overall high school basketball prospect in the nation in 2014 according to ESPN…the No. 8 overall ranked prospect in the talent-laden state of Georgia by the Phenom Hoop Report as a high school senior…the No. 6 ranked prospect in the class of 2014 by Georgia Hoops…one of five players from the state of Georgia who was nominated to play in the McDonald’s High School All-American game in 2014…a talented member of the Atlanta-based Team Georgia Elite coached by Al Outlaw…

AT WHITEWATER: Graduated from Whitewater High School in 2013…averaged a double double of 18.0 points and 10.9 rebounds in two seasons as a member of the Whitewater varsity…shot .580 from the field during his two varsity seasons…totaled 116 career blocked shots including 73 as a senior (3.0 bpg)…averaged a double double of 19.3 points and 12.8 rebounds to go along with 3.0 blocked shots in 24 games as a senior…led Whitewater to an 18-10 record and a berth in the Georgia High School Scholastic Association Class AAAAA state tournament as a senior…earned All-State First Team honors in 2014 as he was named to the 5A All-State team by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution…led Whitewater to the state championship playoffs and to the best record in Atlanta’s Region Class 5A classification…Whitewater won two games in the state playoffs in only the second appearance in the state championship tournament since the school opened in 2005…named the Fayette County Player of the Year and to the All-County First Team by the Fayette County News…an All-State Second Team selection to the American Family Insurance All-Georgia team in 2014…scored his senior season high of 35 points in a win over South Cobb and scored at least 20 points  nine times and scored in double figures in 23 of 24 games… totaled his season high of 19 rebounds in a win over Landmark Christian and pulled down at least 15 rebounds in six different games…recorded double figures rebounds in 21 of 24 games…totaled 10 double-doubles in points and rebounds in his 24 games as a senior…played in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association’s North-South All-Star game following his senior season…averaged a near double-double of 16.7 points and 8.9 rebounds as a junior and scored his season high of 42 points in a win over Landmark Christian…scored 20 points or more seven times as a junior including his 42-point outing and a 30-point scoring game in a victory over Northgate High School…earned All-State Second Team honors in Class 5A from the Georgia Sportswriters Association as a junior…

PERSONAL: Born January 19, 1996…Philip is the son of Michael and Reba Cofer…Michael played football at the University of Tennessee and then in the NFL after being drafted by the Detroit Lions in 1983…played 10 seasons in the NFL, all with the Lions and was named to the Pro Bowl in 1988 after earning 12 sacks…led the Lions in sacks each season from 1987 through 1990…his father played at Tennessee under the legendry Johnny Majors…Reba played women’s basketball at Tennessee…originally signed with Tennessee but was released from his National Letter of Intent after a coaching change in Knoxville…narrowed his choices to Florida State, Tennessee, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech in May of 2014 before deciding to become a Seminole…

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