A deeper dive into Sharife Cooper's instant impact on Auburn basketball's offense

Yes, a 26-and-9 line in a college debut speaks for itself. But film breakdown and a closer look at the numbers tell an even bigger story from Saturday.

Sharife Cooper was going to have a significant impact in his first college game. This much was certain.

Auburn basketball spent its first 11 games of the season without a natural point guard ever taking the floor. Then, boom, insert the highest-rated recruit in program history — not because of his measureables in an upside-obsessed scouting ecosystem, bu…

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