2011 Chris Street Award | 2009 Chris Street Award | 2011 Iowa Big Ten Sportsmanship Award |
2010 Iowa Big Ten Sportsmanship Award | 2009 Team Captain | 2010 Team Captain | 2011 Team Captain
Hawk-Items – – Three-time co-captain (2008-11)… became only the third Hawkeye to earn the team’s Chris Street Award multiple times… two-time Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree (2010-11)… scored in double figures 32 career times… shot the ball at a 59% clip during his four-year career… posted seven career double-doubles.
2010-11 – – Recipient of the Chris Street Award… one of only two Hawkeyes to start all 31 games… ranked second in team rebounding (6.3) and field goal percentage (.568), fourth in scoring (8.0) and steals (26)… posted four double-doubles… scored in double figures 13 times… grabbed double-digit rebounds five times… collected a single-season best 26 steals… one of 17 Big Ten players with multiple double-doubles… led Iowa in rebounding (6.9) and scoring (12.6), shooting at a blistering 63% clip from the field, the final seven contests… ranked second in Big Ten field goal percentage (.630), in league games… led Iowa in rebounding six of the last 10 games… amassed 17 points and eight rebounds in season opener vs. South Dakota State… tallied seven points and a team-high seven rebounds in win over Idaho State… recorded double-double in win over Northern Iowa, notching 10 points and a career-high 15 rebounds… netted a game-high 11 rebounds in win at Drake… posted a double-double in win over Louisiana Tech, recording 10 points and a game-high 12 rebounds… recorded 10 points and nine rebounds in home game vs. #23 Illinois… amassed 14 points and seven rebounds in home game vs. #2 Ohio State… registered 13 points and nine rebounds in home win over Michigan State… notched a double-double in loss to #13 Wisconsin, recording 10 points and 12 rebounds, recording career highs in minutes (39) and assists (3)… led team in scoring (17) and rebounds (8) at Northwestern, hitting 7-8 FGs and 3-4 FTs… made a career-high eight free throws, in nine attempts, in home game vs. Michigan… tallied 15 points and four rebounds at Illinois… credited with 10 points, six rebounds and a career-high five steals at Michigan State… recorded 16 points and 10 rebounds in win over #6 Purdue for seventh career double-double… letterwinner.
2009-10 – – Started all 32 games at center… averaged 8.1 points and ranked second in team rebounding (5.2)… led or shared team-high honors in rebounding seven times, steals six times and scoring twice… netted double figures nine times… ranked first on the team and second in the Big Ten in field goal percentage (.566, 103-of-182), and second on the team and 20th in league rebounding (5.2) and second on the team and ninth in Big Ten offensive rebounding (2.0)… netted 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds in win over Northwestern… scored seven points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds and matched a personal best in blocks (2) in season opener vs. UTSA… made first career 3-pointer in win over Bowling Green… matched career highs in free throws (5) made and attempted (8) vs. #3 Texas… recorded second career double-double, scoring a career-high 24 points on 10-of-13 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs and securing 10 rebounds in win over NC Central… recorded third career double-double in win at Indiana, scoring 11 points on 5-of-6 FGs, while grabbing 10 rebounds… tallied 19 points and five boards in win over South Carolina State… blocked a game-high two shots at Illinois… equaled a career high with two blocks at Northwestern… letterwinner.
2008-09 – – Chris Street Award winner . . . started nine times and played in all 32 games . . . led team in rebounding in eight games while averaging 3.7 points and 3.0 rebounds . . . season field goal percentage of .676 (46-68) . . . eight points and three rebounds vs. Michigan in Big Ten Tournament . . . 14 points (5-5 FG’s) and career-high 11 rebounds in win over Penn State . . . seven points and four rebounds at Northwestern . . . 10 points (5-6 FG’s) and seven rebounds in win over Michigan . . . 13 points (4-5 FG’s, 5-6 FT’s) and five rebounds vs. Purdue . . . five points and eight rebounds at Wisconsin . . . seven rebounds in win over Northwestern . . . seven points, six rebounds and one block at Indiana . . . 10 points (5-5 FG’s) at Illinois . . . 10 points (5-5 FG’s), eight rebounds and career-high two blocks against Michigan State . . . eight points at Michigan in first start of the season . . . five points in exhibition win in first action since knee injury . . . letterwinner.
2007-08 – – Suffered torn left ACL in win over SE Louisiana (12/29/07) and missed final 19 games of the season . . . played in 13 games, with six starts . . . averaged 6.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game, shooting 66.7% from the field . . . four points (2-2 FG’s) and four rebounds before suffering injury in win over Southeastern Louisiana . . . 12 points (6-6 FG’s) and five rebounds against Drake . . . career-highs with 15 points, nine rebounds and 35 minutes played at Iowa State . . . two points and five rebounds in win at Northern Iowa . . . 10 points (4-5 FG’s) and four rebounds in win over Eastern Illinois . . . four points and seven rebounds while playing 35 minutes vs. Louisiana-Monroe in first start of career . . . 14 points and seven rebounds vs. Wake Forest . . . 10 points and six rebounds vs. Utah State . . . six points and seven rebounds in win over Maryland Eastern Shore . . . seven points, four rebounds and three steals in win over Florida Gulf Coast . . . letterwinner.
High school – – Named first team all-state as a senior by prep coaches association and second team all-state by news media . . . nominated for DiRenna Award as Player of the Year in Kansas City . . . candidate for Mr. Show Me State award and a McDonald[apos]s all-American nominee . . . named conference Most Valuable Player and MVP of district tournament . . . named to Kansas City Suburban Big Six all-Conference and all-district first team for four seasons . . . three-time all-Metro selection by the Kansas City Star . . . named all-tournament at the Winnetonka Invitational Tournament and all-Tournament in Winnetonka’s bracket of the Tournament of Champions in Peoria, IL . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . named team MVP for four consecutive years . . . averaged 19.1 points, 13.7 rebounds and 5.2 blocked shots per game in leading team to 17-8 record as a senior . . . shot 55% from the field and 70% from the free throw line . . . led team to district title and co-championship of Suburban Big Six Conference . . . averaged 19.1 points and 14.8 rebounds per game as a junior . . . shot 58% from the field and 73% from the free throw line as a junior . . . averaged 16.3 points and 12.5 rebounds as a sophomore . . . had a solid summer with his Kansa City area AAU team prior to senior year. . . ranked as one of top 100 preps in the nation prior to senior season . . . named top 45 player at Reebok ABCD National Summer Camp prior to senior season . . . also lettered in football as defensive end and tight end as a sophomore.
Personal – – Born 7/12/88 . . . English major . . . parents are Linda and Cornelius Cole . . . high school coach was Derek Howard.
Points: 24 vs. NC Central, 11/28/09
Rebounds: 15 vs. Northern Iowa, 12/7/10
FGM: 10 vs. NC Central, 11/28/09
FGA: 13, twice, last vs. Ohio State, 1/4/11
3-PT FG: 1, twice, last at Purdue, 2/13/10
3-PT FGA: 1, seven times, last at Northwestern, 2/17/11
FTM: 8 vs. Michigan, 2/19/11
FTA: 10 vs. South Dakota State, 11/14/10
Assists: 3 vs. Wisconsin, 2/9/11
Steals: 5 at Michigan State, 3/2/11
Blocks: 2, five times, last vs. Michigan, 3/11/10
Minutes: 39 vs. Wisconsin, 2/9/11