Brossart’s Troy Cooper, a member of our 2007 All “A” State Champs Team has been named among Northern Kentucky’s Greatest Players of this century by the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Troy joins James Bolden – Holmes, Antonio Campbell – Holy Cross, Justin Doellman – Ryle, Scotty Draud – Beechwood, C.J. Frederick – CovCath, Brandon Hatton – Dixie, Arrez Hendeerson – Holmes, Reid Jolly – Campbell Co, Drew McDonald – NCC, Ross Neltner – Highlands, Jake Ohmer – Scott, Cole VonHandorf – CovCath, and Matt Wilson – Campbell County in earning this recognition.
On February 23rd, 2007 Troy Cooper hit a free throw against the Covington Catholic Colonels to join the Mustangs elite 1,000 Point Club. He went on to finish out his career with 1,077 varsity points, placing him twelfth on the all-time list of leading Mustangs scorers despite having only started varsity for two seasons. He also now holds the school record for Most Free Throws Made In A Season.
Troy Cooper accomplished the feat of scoring 1,000 combined points on the Freshmen, JV, and Varsity levels while still a sophomore. Troy scored 197 points for the Freshmen team in 2002-03 as an eighth grader playing on the Freshmen Team. He came back to lead the 24-2 Freshmen team in 2003-04 with 444 points as a freshman, where he also contributed 108 points while playing with the 20-3 Junior Varsity Team.
In his sophomore year he scored 274 points with the 23-0 JV team and 56 points with the varsity squad. During his junior season he scored 446 for the Varsity Mustangs.
In his five years in a Brossart freshmen, JV, or varsity uniform, Troy Cooper amassed a total of 2,100 total points. Troy is the ONLY player in Mustang history to accomplish this feat.
This team definitely left their mark on Bishop Brossart Basketball:
- Best Start (9-0) In School History
- MCIT Runners-Up
- 10th Region All “A” Champions
- Touchstone Energy All “A” State Champions
- Undefeated NKAC Division II Champions
- 16-0 Vs NKAC Competition
- 37th District Champions
- 10th Region Semi-Finalists
- Ranked Final Poll Number One In Northern Kentucky
- Best Defensive Avg In Northern Kentucky – Second In State
- Ties Most Wins In A Season – School Record
- Best Win Percentage In School History – School Record
The 2007 Varsity Mustangs tied the 1998 team as the winningest team in Brossart basketball history with a 28-5 record, but recorded the best win percentage ever in the school’s history at 84.8%.
They were undefeated NKAC Division II Champions, 10th Region “A” Champions, and All “A” State Champions.
They went 3-1 in the Fifth-Third Classic losing only to host LexCath 53-50, while defeating Clinton County, Boyle County, and Lexington Henry Clay.
After defeating Covington Catholic in Park Hills 63-56 late in the 2007 season they were voted the consensus Number One team in Northern Kentucky. They went on to become 37th District Champions for the second straight year. Their careers came to an end on the floor of the Mason County Fieldhouse on Sunday, March 10th losing to the host Mason County Royals 63-57.
Again the Mustangs were led in the scoring column by Troy Cooper who put up a total of 575 points on the season for a 17.4 ppg mark. Cooper recorded double figures in 33 of the Mustangs 35 games that year.
The Mustangs posted the top defensive average in Northern Kentucky at 45.7, which again was second in the state.
The 2007 Brossart Mustangs were coached by Mike Code throughout their varsity careers.
Senior Basketball – 2007 Mustangs MVP; 10th Region All “A” Tournament – All Tournament; All “A” State – All Tournament; All “A” State Player of the Game; NKAC – All Conference; 37 District Tournament – MVP; 5th/3rd Classic – All Tournament; Twelfth Leading Brossart Career Scorer – Member Of the 1,000 Point Club; School Record – Most Free Throws Made In A Season.
Shot Put – Troy is a member of the National Elite; The Number One Shot-Putter In The State Of Kentucky; Class A Shot Put State Champion; Numerous Medals and Other Track and Soccer Related Awards – Owns Three State Championship Rings; Received a College Scholarship to University of Cincinnati for Track.