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Notre Dame Fighting Irish
- Year: Graduated
As a Recruit: Cooley was recruited from Glenbrook South (Glenview, IL) class of 2009. He committed to Notre Dame .
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JUNIOR SEASON (2011-12): Physical frontline player who gives the Irish depth in the frontcourt ... plays with a great deal of intensity ... a great screener who has an overall feel and understanding for the game ... a major contributor off the bench during his sophomore campaign ... has played in 55 games during his Fighting Irish career ... has notched 145 points (2.6 ppg) and 143 rebounds (2.6 rpg) ... boasts a 60.6% (63-104) career shooting percentage ... participated in Four Nations Cup in August 2011 in Estonia as part of East Coast All-Stars.
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 a career-high 18 points ... also matched a career-high total with 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 ... two points and two rebounds versus IUPUI ... 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 ... saw six minutes of action and grabbed one rebound against Old Dominion in the NCAA Tournament.
HIGH SCHOOL: 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 season ... played in the Chicago Suburban/City All-Star game.
PERSONAL: Full name is Jack Ryan Cooley ... oldest of two children ... has a younger sibling Blair ... member of National Honor Society in 2008-09 ... was named an Illinois State Scholar during the 2008-09 academic year ... son of John and Phylliss Cooley ... born 4-4-1991 in Evanston, Ill. ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.
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