Wayne Country Day’s Jaden Cooper was nominated on Thursday to the 2021 McDonald’s All-American team,
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The McDonald’s All-American Games have been canceled for the second straight year, but the nominees were announced on Thursday.
Cooper has led the Chargers to a 22-2 record this season, and this season he is averaging 17.5 points, 9.4 rebounds, 7.1 assists and 1.8 steals per game.
Cooper is one of 17 players from the state of North Carolina who were nominated.
During his four years in a Chargers’ jersey, Wayne Country Day has an 89-43 record. For his career, Cooper averages 15.4, 6.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.7 steals per game.
Over the past two seasons, the Chargers have reached the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 2A state championship game, and finished as runners-up both times. Cooper is looking to lead the Chargers to a state title this season.