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#44 Brennan Cougill

Height 6-9
Weight 255 lbs.
Class Freshman
Hometown Sioux City, Iowa
High School Bishop Heelan

2009-10 – – Competed in 31 games with seven non-conference starts… averaged four points and three rebounds as a reserve… led or shared team-high rebounding honors four times and steals once… netted double figures four times… made two 3-pointers in six games… started first career game against Bowling Green… grabbed eight rebounds and netted eight points in Iowa’s win over Bowling Green… scored 11 points vs. #3 Texas and Wichita State… recorded first career double-double at Iowa State, posting personal bests in scoring (12) and rebounding (10)… registered 10 points (3-of-3 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs) and five rebounds while matching career-highs in assists (2), blocks (1) and 3-pointers made (2) off the bench in road win at Indiana… secured seven of his team-high nine rebounds in home game vs. #20 Ohio State.

High school – – Named Iowa’s ‘Mr. Basketball’ by the Iowa Newspaper Association as a senior . . . first team all-state in Class 3-A as a senior and junior by the Iowa Newspaper Association and the Des Moines Register . . . second team all-state as a sophomore . . . first team all-conference and all-Northwest Iowa for three seasons . . . earned first team all-District honors and MVP as a junior and senior in Northwest Iowa and all-Metro in Sioux City for three seasons . . . first team all-Omaha World Herald for three seasons captain, including named captain of the first team his senior season . . . captain of all-tournament team and tournament MVP as a senior after leading team to Class 3-A state title . . . team captain as a senior and team MVP as junior and senior . . . career totals include 1,602 points and 1,033 rebounds while helping team make three consecutive state tournament appearances . . . career shooting percentages include 66% from the field and 70% from the free throw line . . . just the 11th player in Iowa prep history to total over 1,500 points and 1,000 rebounds . . . holds Bishop Heelan, city of Sioux City and Missouri River Athletic Conference records for points, rebounds and blocked shots (252) . . . led all players in three state tournament games as a senior with 65 points and 30 rebounds . . . collected 28 points and 10 rebounds in 77-42 victory in state championship game, hitting 12-14 field goals and 4-6 free throws . . . also added two assists and three blocked shots . . . averaged 18.2 points, 13.2 rebounds and 3.3 blocked shots per game as a senior in leading team to 25-2 final record . . . averaged 18.4 points, 11.2 rebounds and 2.9 blocked shots per game as a junior . . . led prep team to 20-5 overall record as a junior . . . team advanced to state tournament before quarter-final loss to eventual champion Dubuque Wahlert, where he scored 10 points and had 10 rebounds . . . averaged 17 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocked shots per game as team placed second in the state tournament his sophomore season while posting 22-5 record . . . tip-in basket in the semi-finals allowed team to advance to title game . . . member of all-tournament team at state tournament . . . also competed in football, baseball and track and field (four-year letter winner) as a prep . . . placed fourth in the state in shot put at 2009 state track and field championships after an eighth place finish as a junior . . . qualified in the shot put for 2009 Drake Relays . . . invited to the invitation-only NBA Top 100 camp in Virginia and the Reebok all-American invite-only camp following junior season . . . member of Team USA at the Youth Developmental Festival in 2007 . . . member of Iowa Barnstormers AAU team from 2005-08 . . . tournament MVP of Mr. Basketball and Hoosier Shootout in 2007.

Personal – – Born 9/23/90 . . . Open major . . . member of Silver Honor roll as a prep . . . mother is Gina Cougill and siblings are Brady and Brooklyn . . . high school coach was Tom Betz.

Career Bests

Points: 12 at Iowa State, 12/11/09
Rebounds: 10 at Iowa State, 12/11/09
FGM: 5 at Iowa State, 12/11/09
FGA: 12 vs. Bowling Green, 11/20/09
3-pt. FG: 2, six times, last vs. Northwestern, 2/10/10
3-pt. FGA: 6 vs. Illinois, 2/3/10
FTM: 2, five times, last vs. Illinois, 2/3/10
FTA: 4 vs. NC Central, 11/28/09
Assists: 2, twice, last at Indiana, 1/24/10
Steals: 1, four times, last at Purdue, 2/13/10
Blocks: 1, six times, last at Ohio State, 2/7/10
Minutes: 32 vs. Wichita State, 11/24/09

Cougill’s Career Stats

Year G/GS FG-A PCT 3-PT PCT FT-A PCT O-D-RB AVG PF-DI AS TO BK ST PTS AVG
Fresh. 31/7 46-102 .451 18-50 .360 14-21 .667 35-56-92 3.0 43-1 15 24 6 4 124 4.0