Over the past several months one of the players from Wisconsin’s 2025 class that continues to emerge is Cooper Jesperson. It started with a breakout sophomore high school season and has continued throughout the grassroots season.

During his sophomore season at Eau Claire Memorial High School, the 6’3” shooting guard averaged 15 points a game to help them to a 19-6 record, nearly a ten-point increase from his freshman season. During his big season he drilled 74 three pointers while also averaging 4.6 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 1.5 steals. 

While Jesperson excels with his outside shooting, he knows there is much more to his game. “I have progressed to a three-level scorer,” he said describing his own game. “I feel like I can shoot with anybody and I feel like I can get downhill when I need to. I would also say that I have good feel when I get downhill allowing me to be a good passer as well.” Now during the off season, he is looking at improving some of his physical tools. He wants to “gain weight and increase my explosiveness and strength in the weight room.” 

With his play of late with Wisconsin Playmakers, the recruitment for the rising junior has continued to build. Programs from both division one and two schools have been showing interest in him. Among the schools are Concordia St. Paul, Green Bay, Liberty, North Dakota, Northern Iowa, Northern Michigan, South Dakota State, St. Thomas, among others.