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#35 Cordell Pemsl

Height 6-9
Weight 248 lbs.
Class RS Jr.
Hometown Dubuque, Iowa
High School Wahlert

Hawk Items — Enters his junior season having scored in double figures 22 times, including netting 20 points or more once… registered one double-double… shot the ball at a 56 percent or better clip each of his first two seasons from the field.

2019-20 — Competed in 28 games… recorded three eight-rebound games (#15 Maryland, #25 Ohio State and #24 Michigan State)… dished out four assists in three contests (#12 Maryland, Northwestern, #19 Illinois)… made all three field goal attempts and grabbed six rebounds in home win over #16 Penn State… made all six free throw attempts — a season high — at Purdue… recorded season-high four assists in home victory over #19 Illinois… played season-high 25 minutes in win over #12 Maryland, registering season-high four assists… made first career 3-pointer in home win over #12 Maryland… netted a season-best 10 points (3-5 FG, 4-5 FT) in 16 minutes against Cal Poly… season canceled by Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12 due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19)… letterwinner.

2018-19 — Saw action in two games (UMKC, Iowa State) before undergoing season-ending surgery on Dec. 18, 2018, to remove hardware near his knee from a previous surgery when he was in high school… registered eight points, six rebounds, one assist, and one block in win over Iowa State.

2017-18 — Competed in 32 games… ranked fourth on the squad in rebounding, pulling down 4.5 per contest… led Iowa reserves in scoring, averaging 5.7 points per game… attempted at least one free throw in 24 games… missed Southern University game due to deep laceration of right leg sustained at Iowa State… amassed a single-season best 47 assists… posted game and career highs in rebounding (14) and assists (6) at Virginia Tech… led team in rebounding (7), while also scoring nine of his 11 points in the second half versus #4 Michigan State… snagged eight rebounds and scored six points in 26-point win over Drake… posted team highs in rebounding (8), assists (2), and blocks (2) while also scoring 10 points in win over Colorado… registered 10 points, three assists, and a team-best eight rebounds before leaving game due to injury at Iowa State… tallied a game-best 15 points, bolstered by 6-of-9 shooting from the field, in Iowa’s win over Alabama State… shared team high assists honors with a season-best four in Iowa’s win over UAB… letterwinner.

2016-17 — Started 14 of 34 games at power forward… ranked fourth on the team in scoring (8.9) and rebounding (5.0)… ranked 29th nationally in field goal percentage (.617, 116-of-188)… his 61.7 field goal percentage ranks second best in Iowa single-season history… his 169 rebounds and 24 blocked shots rank eighth and ninth best, respectively, in Iowa freshman single season annals… netted double figures 15 times… made 25 of his last 38 field goal attempts (.658) over a span of Iowa’s last seven contests… led team in blocks nine times and rebounding six times… credited with a personal-best four steals in win over South Dakota in the first round of the NIT… posted first career double-double (14 points, 11 rebounds), versus Indiana at the Big Ten Tournament… tied a personal best going 6-of-7 (.857) from the free throw line at Michigan State… posted 15 points, seven rebounds, and two steals in win at Rutgers… credited with a personal-best five assists in win over Ohio State… rejected a personal-best three shots and scored 13 points in home win over Rutgers… netted a personal-best 21 points in win over Stetson… registered 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field and 2-of-3 from the charity stripe in first career start (at Notre Dame)… made every shot in win over Savannah State (7-of-7 FG, 4-of-4 FT), while also grabbing a team-best nine rebounds… letterwinner.

High School — Four-year letterwinner and three-year team captain at Wahlert High School… three-time first-team all-state and all-conference selection… won two Iowa Class 3A team championships (2014, 2015) and was runner-up in 2016… ranks first in school history with 1,611 career points, second in rebounding (878) and seventh in assists (184)… totaled 576 points (third in school history) and 283 rebounds (seventh in school history) as a senior, earning first-team all-state, Class 3A, all-conference, and IBCA Sub State accolades… named 2016 Player of the Year by the IBCA, Dubuque Telegraph Herald, and Sports Spotlight (Class 3A)… voted the captain on the 2016 Iowa state all-tournament team… named to the 2016 Eastern Iowa All-Star Team, INA All-State Team, and Des Moines Register All-Iowa Elite Team… led Wahlert to two straight state championships… averaged 17.3 points per game as a junior before missing the final seven games due to injury… did not compete on the AAU circuit the summer of 2015 due to injury… also competed on the Wahlert High School golf and baseball teams for four and three years, respectively… named to the Iowa State Baseball Tournament All-Tournament team in 2014.

Personal — Born 8/15/97… communication studies major… mother is Katy Pemsl… high school coach was Tom English… AAU coach was Hank Huddleson… AAU teammates with Iowa classmates Ryan Kriener and Jordan Bohannon… high school classmate with Riley Till.

Career Bests

Points: 21 vs. Stetson, 12/5/16
Rebounds: 14 at Virginia Tech, 11/28/17
FGM: 9 vs. Stetson, 12/5/16
FGA: 12 vs. Indiana, 3/9/17
3-pt FG: 1 vs. Maryland, 1/10/20
3-pt FGA: 1, 4x, last at Northwestern, 1/14/20
FTM: 7 vs. Wisconsin, 1/23/18
FTA: 8, 3x, last vs. Wisconsin, 1/23/18
Assists: 6 at Virginia Tech, 11/28/17
Steals: 4 vs. South Dakota, 3/15/17
Blocks: 3 vs. Rutgers, 1/8/17
Minutes: 34 at Nebraska, 1/5/17