#45 Jack Cooley
Capped off final season in an Irish uniform by earning first-team all-BIG EAST accolades after garnering second-team honors as a junior … an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America selection in 2013 … became 53rd player in Notre Dame history to reach the 1,000-point plateau and finished with 1,017 career points and grabbed 792 career boards … finished with career averages of 8.3 points and 6.4 rebounds … after scoring just 145 points in his first two seasons, closed out career with 872 points in final two campaigns … played in 123 contests during his career and started 66 games … owned a career shooting percentage of .601 (394-656) … member of the all-time winningest class in program history with a 97-41 overall record (.703) and 48-24 mark (.667) in BIG EAST play … reached double figures in 52 career outings and recorded 32 career double-doubles.
SENIOR SEASON (2012-13):
Among most dominate front court players in the nation as a senior … tri-captain of team along with Eric Atkins and Scott Martin … averaged career bests of 13.1 points (Irish second-leading scorer) and 10.1 rebounds and was the only BIG EAST player to average double figures in conference play while averaging 12.4 points and 10.1 boards … also led the team with 41 blocked shots … earned first team all-BIG EAST honors … played and started all 35 contests and averaged a career-best 29.3 minutes per game … led the Irish in scoring on 13 occasions and in rebounding 27 times … recorded a BIG EAST-leading 19 double-doubles during the season and 32 during his career … scored 10 or more points 29 times during the season and grabbed 10-plus rebounds on 20 occasions … netted 20-plus points on four times during the season and eight times during his career … scored in double figures in a career-high 14 straight games during non-conference and BIG EAST play … ended the season 13th nationally in rebounding and fourth with his 19 double-doubles … registered first double-double of the campaign in the season opener against Evansville as he scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, in addition to blocking six shots … opened up the campaign by registering a double-double in three of the first four games …. named to the Coaches vs. Cancer All-Tournament Team after scoring 14 points and grabbing 14 rebounds in loss to St. Joseph[apos]s and then scoring 19 points and hauling in 13 rebounds in win over BYU … had a stretch early in non-conference play in which he posted four consecutive double-doubles that included a 15-point, 12-rebound effort against Purdue in the Crossroads Classic in Indianapolis, Ind. … closed out non-conference stretch in December by recording three consecutive double-doubles … had one of his best overall performances of the season against Niagara as he finished with 24 points and grabbed 15 rebounds while shooting nine-for-12 from the field … that come after a 14-point and 11-rebound performance against Kennesaw State as he finished five-of-six from the field … in BIG EAST opener against Seton Hall, scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in leading Irish to victory … helped Irish preserved 69-66 win over Rutgers by taking crucial charge at the end of the game … in addition to late-game heroics versus the Scarlet Knights, finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds … during key stretch in BIG EAST conference regular season, posted double figures in both scoring and rebounds in a career-high six straight games … in back-to-back victories against Villanova and DePaul scored 17 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds versus the Wildcats and then scored a season-high 26 points and hauled in 16 boards in overtime win against Blue Demons on the road … in the victory against DePaul connected on a career-high eight free throws on 10 attempts … played a career-high 42 minutes of the contest in the overtime victory at DePaul … garnered BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll accolades three times … played in the Reese’s Division I College Senior All-Star Game … named Notre Dame Monogram Club MVP … garnered NABC District V first team honors and also was named to the Basketball Times Mideast All-District Team.
JUNIOR SEASON (2011-12):
Played in 33 games and made 31 starts … registered 414 points and 295 rebounds … led the Irish in scoring average (12.5 ppg.) and rebounding average (8.9 rpg.) along with blocking a team-best 52 shots … all of those marks were career-high totals … also notched career-best figures in steals (20) and assists (25) … his .625 shooting percentage from the field (158-253) led the team and ranked sixth in Notre Dame history for a single season … logged 947 minutes on the floor (28.7 mpg.) … garnered the BIG EAST Most Improved Player Award and was named to the all-BIG EAST second team … tapped as the BIG EAST Player of the Week once and was selected to the league’s weekly honor roll on five occasions … earned the team’s Most Improved Player Award … led the Fighting Irish in double-doubles with 13 … scored in double-figures 19 times … tallied 20 or more points a team-high six times … hauled down 10 or more boards on 15 occasions … was Notre Dame’s leading scorer in a game 10 times and leading rebounder 22 times … had a team-high block total in 24 contests … averaged 14.6 points and 10.2 rebounds in BIG EAST play … had 10 double-doubles during regular-season conference play … dished out a career-best four assists against Sam Houston State … first double-double of the campaign was an 11-point, 17-rebound effort in a 93-69 win over Delaware State … missed the Maryland game due to illness … returned to the lineup and posted back-to-back 22-point performances versus Maine and Dartmouth … also had 14 boards against Maine and a career-high four blocked shots versus Dartmouth … was a perfect 7-for-7 from the field en route to 19 points in a win over Sacred Heart … totaled 15 points and 11 rebounds at Cincinnati and followed that up with 18 points and 10 rebounds in a 67-65 double-overtime victory at Louisville … played a career-high 43 minutes in the Louisville contest … went for 17 points and 10 boards in a 67-58 triumph of No. 1 Syracuse … registered 13 points and 11 rebounds in the following game, a 55-42 win at Seton Hall … began a stretch of four straight double-doubles (all Notre Dame wins) with a 21-point, 12-rebound effort at West Virginia … produced 22 points and 14 rebounds against DePaul and then had 22 points and a career-high 18 rebounds versus Rutgers … was 10-for-12 from the field and matched a career-best mark with four blocked shots in the DePaul contest … named the BIG EAST Player of the Week for his performances against the Mountaineers and Blue Demons … compiled 18 points and 13 boards in Notre Dame’s comeback overtime victory at Villanova … had 18 points and 11 rebounds at St. John’s … scored a career-high 27 points in addition to hauling in 17 rebounds in a 75-69 win over Providence … matched a career-high total with 10 made field goals (on 15 attempts) in the Providence game … notched 11 points and 11 rebounds against Louisville in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship … led the Irish with 18 points against Xavier in the second round of the NCAA tournament … participated in Four Nations Cup in August 2011 in Estonia as part of East Coast All-Stars … attended adidas Nations camp in August 2012.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010-11):
Played in all 34 games and was a major contributor off the bench for the Fighting Irish … scored 125 points (3.7 ppg) and hauled down 106 rebounds (3.1 rpg) … registered 18 blocked shots, 11 assists and eight steals … shot a team-best 65.5% from the field (55-84) … averaged 10.3 minutes per game … scored in double-figures four times … led the Irish in scoring once (USF) … posted a team-best block total in nine games … netted 11 points and grabbed six rebounds in the season-opening win against Georgia Southern … was a perfect 3-3 from the free throw line versus Georgia Southern … registered 13 points and five rebounds in a triumph of Maine … made 15 consecutive field goals over the course of three games (Rutgers, Louisville, USF) … made his final attempt against Rutgers before going a perfect 5-5 and finishing with 10 points in a win over Louisville … made his first nine shots against USF (finished 9-10) en route to 18 points … had 18 points and eight rebounds versus USF … played a season-high 19 minutes in an overtime loss to Louisville in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2009-10):
Played in 21 contests … registered 20 points, 37 rebounds and five blocked shots … played nine minutes and grabbed two rebounds in the season opener against North Florida … had two points and three boards versus Liberty … notched two points and four rebounds against Kennesaw State … recorded season-high totals in points (5) and rebounds (8) in 11 minutes against Bucknell … had five points, five rebounds and two steals in a season-high 19 minutes at Louisville … three points and four boards in 13 minutes against Pittsburgh … four points and three rebounds in 12 minutes of action at Georgetown … tallied three points and three rebounds versus Connecticut … grabbed one rebound against Old Dominion in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
AWARDS AND HONORS:
First Team All-BIG EAST (2013) … Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American (2013) … NABC District V First Team (2013) … Basketball Times Mideast All-District Team (2013) … Notre Dame Monogram Club MVP (2013) … Reese’s Division I College Senior All-Star Game (2013) … Second Team All-BIG EAST (2012) … BIG EAST Most Improved Player Award (2012) … BIG EAST Player of the Week (week of Feb. 13, 2012) … BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (week of Nov. 19, Dec. 24 and Feb. 4 during 2012-13 campaign and weeks of Dec. 12, Dec. 26, Jan. 9, Jan. 23 and Feb. 20 during 2011-12 season).
Finished career as the third-leading scorer at Glenbrook South as he tallied 1,189 points … three-year starter under head coach Scott Nemeck … missed second half of final season after injuring his thumb and undergoing surgery … prior to injuring his thumb, he was averaging 20.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocked shots … nominated for McDonald’s All-American team in 2009 … named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association all-state first team as a senior after garnering second-team honors as a junior … two-time South Central Suburban Conference honoree … two-time MVP for the Titans … also averaged a double-double in his junior campaign, netting 20.7 points and 11.2 rebounds, in addition to 3.4 blocks and 3.1 assists … honored in 2007-08 and 2008-09 as an all-city selection … team captain … posted a triple-double against Evanston as he netted 22 points, 22 rebounds, and 11 blocks against Evanston High School in his season … played in the Chicago Suburban/City All-Star game.
Full name is Jack Ryan Cooley … oldest of two children … has a younger sibling Blair … 2012-13 participant in Notre Dame’s Rosenthal Leadership Academy … member of National Honor Society in 2008-09 … was named an Illinois State Scholar during the 2008-09 academic year … son of John and Phyllis Cooley … born in Evanston, Ill. … received bachelor’s degree in finance from the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.