Release courtesy of Ohio Sports Information Department
ATLANTA – Ohio University senior guard D.J. Cooper (Chicago, Ill.) was named the Reese’s Perfect Player of the Game at the 2013 Reese’s Division I College All-Star Game after leading the East All-Stars to an 87-81 victory Friday night at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
Cooper tied a game-high with nine assists and added 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting. He also knocked down two 3-pointers and grabbed four rebounds in 30 minutes of action. The East was +23 in scoring margin during Cooper’s time on the floor.
Iowa State’s Will Clyburn was named the West’s Reese’s Perfect Player of the Game as he finished with a game-high 17 points to go with eight rebounds.
The East led 43-33 at half time as Brandon Davies of BYU led the way for the East in the first half with eight points and six rebounds.
The East took its largest lead of the game 60-45 with 13:45 left. The West then got back in the game by scoring eight straight to begin a 17-4 spurt cutting the deficit to just two at 64-62 following a basket by Bucknell’s Mike Muscala with 7:42 left in the game.
The East led 68-66 with 5:04 left and put the game away with a 9-0 run keyed by a pair of baskets by Long Beach State’s James Ennis to take a 77-66 lead with 2:11 remaining.
VCU’s Troy Daniels knocked down a 3-pointer with 25.6 second left pulling the West to within 83-79, but that was as close as they would get.
A full replay of the game will air Sunday (April 7) at 2 p.m. on CBS and 6 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.