University of Iowa Athletics

#8 Cooper Koch

Height 6-8
Weight 205 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Peoria, Ill.
High School Metamora Township
Cooper Koch - Men's Basketball - University of Iowa Athletics

High School — Transferred from Peoria Notre Dame to Metamora High School for his senior season… IHSA Class 3A first-team and Illinois Media first-team all-state selection as a senior after averaging 17.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.9 steals and 2.4 assists… finished fifth in the Illinois Mr. Basketball voting for 2024 season… selected to the 2023 adidas Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy… four-star ranking by Rivals and ESPN… rated as the No. 64 player nationally by ESPN, No. 71 by On3… No. 14 power forward and No. 2 player in Illinois… ranked as the No. 51 player nationally by 247Sports and the No. 8 power forward in the class… earned Illinois Basketball Coaches Association 3A first-team all-state honors as a junior after averaging 18.6 points and eight rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.2 steals… was AP second-team all-state in 2022-23 and first-team All-Big 12 Conference honoree… honorable mention all-state and all-conference selection as a sophomore after averaging 16 points, seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block… played for Indiana Elite on AAU circuit.

Personal — Son of former Hawkeye and NBA player J.R. Koch, who played for Iowa from 1995-99… J.R. was an NBA second round draft pick by the New York Knicks in 1999.