In-Season Bio Updates
Freshman (2013-14) ... MICHIGAN HONORS: U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Valued member of U-M's practice/scout team ... Helped U-M to a 28-9 overall record, fourth straight season program has won 20-plus wins ... Helped U-M defeated three straight top-10 opponents for the first time in school history -- at No. 3 Wisconsin (77-70, Jan. 18); against No. 10 Iowa (75-67, Jan. 22) and at No. 3 Michigan State (80-75, Jan. 25) ... Helped U-M win its first outright Big Ten Championship since 1986, winning the league by three games (15-3) ... Helped U-M to its first No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and advance to championship game for first time since 1998 ... Helped U-M earn the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament Midwest region, the program's fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance ... Helped U-M advance to the Elite Eight for second straight year, before falling to Kentucky, 75-72, on a last second three-point field goal ... Played in four games ... Injured a majority of the season due to a foot injury ... Scored four total points ... Scored first career points on a three-pointer against Coppin State (Nov. 29) ... Scored only other points on a free throw against Houston Baptist (Dec. 7) ... Grabbed first career rebound against Houston Baptist ... Averaged 2.5 minutes per game ... Played a career-best three minutes, twice -- Coppin State and Houston Baptist.
Prep Career ... Post-graduate (2012-13) ... New Hampton School (2013) ... Coached by Peter Hutchins ... Helped team to a 17-12 overall record ... High Honor Roll ... Prep ... Sacred Heart Prep (2012) ... Coached by Tony Martinelli ... Three-year varsity letter winner ... 2012 San Mateo County Player of the Year ... 2012 California All-State Division IV ... 2012 West Bay Athletic League first team ... As a senior (2011-12) ... Averaged 15.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 3.0 steals per game ... Made 98 three-point field goals, which was the second most by a high school player in California ... Shot 43 percent from the field, 39 percent on three-point field goals and 72 percent on free throws ... Led Sacred Heart Prep to a 23-7 overall record, the California Central Coast Section Division IV Championship and a runner-up finish in the West Bay League (11-3) ... Lost to Salesian, a top-25 nationally ranked team, in the Northern California (Nor Cal) Division IV Final ... Advanced to final with wins over St. Patrick/St. Vincent (80-78 in overtime) in the quarterfinal and Modesto Christian (58-57) in the semifinal ... Averaged 22.0 points in six Nor Cal Division IV playoff games ... Scored a season-high 33 points, making eight three-pointers, against St. Patrick/St. Vincent in the Nor Cal quarterfinal ... Scored 25 points against Modesto Christian in the Nor Cal semifinal ... As a junior (2010-11) ... Averaged 8.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game ... Made 48 three-point field goals ... Helped Sacred Heart Prep to a 25-3 overall record, a California Central Coast Section Division IV Championship and the West Bay Athletic League title (14-0) ... Lost to St. Patrick/St. Vincent (49-48) in the Nor Cal Division IV quarterfinal ... As a sophomore (2009-10) ... Averaged 4.1 points and 1.8 rebounds per game ... Made 29 three-point field goals ... Helped Sacred Heart Prep to a 23-6 overall record, a California Central Coast Section Division IV Championship and the West Bay League title (13-1) ... Lost to St. Patrick/St. Vincent (64-47) in the Nor Cal Division IV quarterfinal ... Scored 17 points in a California Central Coast Section Division IV semifinal 55-54 win over Santa Cruz ... Went 5-for-8 on three-point field goals, including a three-pointer in the last minute with Sacred Heart trailing by seven points ... AAU ... Played four years for the Oakland (Drew Gooden) Soldiers ... Coached by Ray Thomas and Derrick Artis.
Personal ... Given name is Cole Whieldon McConnell ... Born June 26, 1994 San Francisco, Calif. ... Son of Trish Turner-McConnell and Tom McConnell ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Undecided major ... Interested in pursuing degree in business ... Personal Notes ... Left-handed ... Has twin brothers, Reed and Will ... Brother, Reed is a member of the UC Irvine basketball team ... Brother, Will played two seasons at Dartmouth.