The undersized Hawks point guard has been struggling in the NBA Summer League. After his box score went viral recently, we take a look at Sharife Cooper’s girlfriend, Ash Kaash.
Sharife Cooper is currently playing in the NBA Summer League for the Atlanta Hawks. 21-year-old Cooper played college basketball for Auburn University before declaring for the 2021 NBA draft.
He was selected in the second round with the 48th pick by the Atlanta Hawks. Soon after, he signed a two-way contract with the Hawks, splitting time with their G League affiliate, the College Park Skyhawk.
During his rookie season, Cooper got very little action in the NBA, playing just 39 total minutes over 13 games. He mostly featured for the College Park Skyhawk where he had some solid performances.
He recently became a restricted free agent but re-signed on a two-way contract with the organization where he will continue to split time between the Hawks and Skyhawk.
Sharife Cooper’s girlfriend is Ash Kaash
Sharife Cooper’s girlfriend is model Ash Kaash, with the pair first being romantically linked at the start of 2022. Pictures of the couple hanging out first went viral in January of this year, one of which was of Ash and Sharife in a car together:
However, neither party publicly confirmed their relationship. That is, until recently, when Sharife uploaded a photo to Instagram of him appearing to hold hands with Ash. The caption reads: ‘if it’s me n [sic] u against da wrld [sic] den [sic] so be it.’
Ash is not tagged in the post, however, she commented underneath the post saying: ‘I love you too baby’ followed two kissing emojis. It is the first time Cooper has essentially confirmed his relationship with Ash:
What we know about Ash Kaash
According to HITC, Ash Kaash is an influencer and TikTok star from Chicago, Illinois. She was born on January 9, 1998, making her 24 years-old.
Ash has become a social media sensation in recent months and has over 3 million followers under the username ash.kaashh.
She describes herself as a ‘model’ and often shares pictures of her all over the world. She also runs an Only Fans account. She has 33 posts on the site, and 18.4k likes at the time of writing.
In July 2022, Ash shared a series of photographs with Sharife Cooper on IG with the caption: ‘There’s a lot of love stories but ours never ending.’ The photos showed the couple loved up on a balcony in what appears to be an exotic location.
Cooper appeared to respond to the caption, commenting: ‘neva eva [sic]’ with a heart and flame emoji.
Sharife has been struggling for the Hawks during Summer League
Cooper has been struggling so far in the Summer League. In his first three games, he averaged 2.3 PPG, 1.0 REB, 5.0 AST on 15.0% shooting from the field.
Against the Pelicans he went 0-8 from the floor in 21 minutes of action. One particularly ugly infographic was circulating on Twitter during one of the games:
One person wrote: ‘Sharife’s chances of lasting in the league are not looking great. League is already low on him and they expect him to show out in Summer League and he isn’t.’
‘Sharife Cooper might’ve peaked in High School’, another added.
He is definitely struggling right now, but last season in the G-League he averaged 17 points, seven assists and four rebounds on 44% from the field, so the potential is there.
Whether he makes it in the NBA remains to be seen but at least he seems happy with girlfriend Ash.
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