Evan Cooper will not play for the Hartford Hawks this season, according to a report from One Bid Wonders.
Cooper will be taking a leave of absence from the school as well, although Hartford’s head coach declined to comment on why the rising junior will be sitting out.
Hartford is coming off of a season in which they finished 10-6 in America East play and put together a second straight winning season for the first time in 16 years.
Cooper, a 6-foot-1 point guard from Texas, started 13 games as a sophomore and averaged 7.5 points. He’ll have two seasons of eligibility remaining if he makes it back to Hartford for the 2015-2016 season.