LAUREL HILL —  Bryson Cooper is a jack of all trades for Laurel Hill School’s boys basketball team.

The junior also is the "best-rounded player we have,” Laurel Hill Coach Kent Zessin said. “He can play all five positions on the court. We try to use him where he gives us our best advantage, and he doesn’t mind that.

“He just goes in there and gives it 100 percent. He’s a true competitor. He’s going to have potential to go big in the next level.”

Standing 6 feet, 2 inches, Cooper has settled in at point guard for the Hoboes and averages more than 20 points a game and five or six assists.

We now catch up with Bryson Cooper.

How old were you when you started playing basketball?

I was probably around 4. My dad and mom introduced it to me.

What's the best part of basketball?

Playing with my little brother (Mason).

What's the worst part of basketball?


What are your expectations this season?

Hopefully to get another chance with Paxton and win the district.

If you had to pick a different sport to play, what would it be?

Probably football, because it’s a physical sport and I never got the chance to put a helmet on and go out and hit people.

What is your favorite basketball experience?

When I was in the eighth grade and we beat Paxton for the (district) championship.

What are your hobbies outside basketball?

I like to hang out with my friends, go shopping, go hunting and fishing.

What's your dream career?

I’d like to do something with business.

Do you want to play college basketball?

Yes, my dream school is Kentucky. If that doesn’t work out I’d take anywhere.

What is your favorite movie?

“Love and Basketball”

Who is your favorite singer?


If you could be a cartoon character, who would you be?

Bugs Bunny, because he’s got the ladies.

If you could live in any other period in history, which one would you choose?

Probably about 10 years ago before my great-grandmother died, because I don’t remember her that well.