UofL WBB Player Spotlight: Olivia Cochran

Olivia Cochran

Photo Courtesy of @its_Olivia44

Number: 44

Height: 6’2

Class: Freshman

Position: Forward

Hometown: Columbus, Ga.


  • 5* forward
  • 18th ranked player (ESPNW HOOPGURLZ)
  • 10th ranked player (Prospect Nation)
  • Awards:
    2020 McDonald’s All-American
  • GACA AAAA South POY 2020

As a junior, she led Carver to a Class 4A state title and averaged 26ppg 16rpg, and 8bpg.

As of now, the only Carver player to have their jersey retired.

Has scored over 2000 points in her high school career.

Coach Walz on Cochran: “Her strength, ability to finish around the basket with contact. Even though she’s 6’2, she’s by far the best back to the basket player that we’ve had as a freshman in my 14 years.”

Breakdown: Olivia Cochran has a pedigree like no other. She is the daughter of a former WNBA player (Tara Williams) and former  1999 fourth round NFL draft pick Antonio Cochran. Cochran has the ability to be as consistent of a double double threat as we’ve seen in a UofL uniform (Men or Women). Cochran is a strong athletic post player that competes on both ends of the floor.

My take: Look for Cochran to get valuable minutes early and often. Olivia will provide a much needed inside presence and frontcourt depth for a very talented guard oriented Louisville women’s basketball team. Cochran will make a strong push for an All-ACC Freshman Team spot.

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