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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Lamar announces Kopp as latest signee

Houston St. Thomas guard Andrew Kopp has become the third signee to Lamar’s 2019-20 incoming class for men’s basketball.

Kopp is a 6-foot-4, 185-pound guard who had also considered Texas A&M, Tulsa, Tulane, Wisconsin and Sam Houston State.

The three-star guard was ranked among the nation’s top 235 players going into this past season and averaged 24 points per game. St. Thomas posted a 25-9 record, including an 11-1 mark in TAPPS District 4-6A.

Clarendon College’s Ellis Jefferson and Houston Sterling’s Corey Nickerson have also signed with the Cardinals.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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