Report: Hartford’s Evan Cooper to sit out the ’14-’15 season

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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.