Los Angeles Sparks
Te'a Omari Cooper (born April 16, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She played college basketball for the Baylor Lady Bears.
"Cooper played high school basketball for McEachern High School. In her freshman year, McEachern High School was undefeated as they finished 33–0. She shot 65 percent from the field. She won three Georgia 6A State titles in 2012, 2014 and 2015, and she was the co-MVP of the 2015 McDonald's All-America game." On April 17, 2020, the Phoenix Mercury selected Cooper as the 18th pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft. Due to the global pandemic from COVID-19, Phoenix Mercury to cut some of their players from the basketball team in May 2020, which included Te'a Cooper. The Los Angeles Sparks team took this as an opportunity to transfer some of the Phoenix Mercury players to play for them, and Cooper was picked to play as a point guard.
She won three Georgia 6A State titles in 2012, 2014 and 2015, and she was the co-MVP of the 2015 McDonald's All-America game.
Te'a Cooper is the daughter of Omar and Kindall Cooper. She has three siblings: Mia (Imani) and twins Sharife and Omar.
Te'a was Married to NBA player Dwight Howard as the two secretly wed in 2019. As of 2021 Cooper & Howard have seemingly called it quits.
Her brother Sharife is a point guard for the Auburn University men's basketball team.