Jack Cooley led Notre Dame with 12 points and 10 rebounds
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13): Figures to be a key contributor off the bench for the Irish this season ... talented player with exceptional all-around skills ... adds depth to the Notre Dame frontcourt ... a flexible number-four man on the floor ... gets up and down the floor well ... a strong defender and rebounder ... can step out and shoot the basketball, but also enjoys a strong inside game ... versatile player who can play above the rim ... strong shot blocker ... will look to develop his offensive game ... can handle the ball from anywhere on the court.
HIGH SCHOOL: Enjoyed a standout prep career at New Hampton School under Peter Hutchins for two seasons ... also attended Marlborough High School and was coached by Ilyna Nicholas ... a four-star recruit by Maxpreps.com and Rivals.com... ranked No.97 on Rivals.com's top 150 list and 23rd in the country at the forward position ... ranked as the fourth-best recruit in the state of Massachusetts and the 25th best power forward in the country by ESPN ... averaged 15.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in final prep season as New Hampton finished with a 29-6 mark ... second team all-New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) ... chosen as a nominee for the McDonald's All-American Game in 2012 ... averaged 22.0 points as a junior during the 2009-10 season at Marlborough ... selected to the Worcester Telegram and MetroWest Daily News all-star teams (2010)... named as a Mid-Wachusett (Central Massachusetts) League All-Star ('10).... awarded the Boston Globe High Five Awards on three occasions during the '09-'10 campaign ... registered five triple-doubles for the Panthers in points, rebounds and blocks ... totaled 631 points during his career at Marlborough while leading his team to the Central Massachusetts league championship in 2008 ... selected to the all-city and all-region team during the '09-'10 season ... gathered two conference championships and voted all-conference freshman and sophomore seasons ... boosted New Hampton to a 55-53 win scoring the game winning shot at the Mercer Tournament held in Pittsburgh where he was named to the all-tournament team in 2011 ... participated in the '11 Nike Peach Jam basketball tournament with the Albany City Rocks competing against the top 17-U teams in the nation ... played with the Boston Athletic Basketball Club and the Mass Rivals AAU development teams ... competed against current Irish, sophomore Pat Connaughton in baseball and basketball on several occasions.
PERSONAL: Full name is Zachary Elias Auguste ... born in Cambridge, Mass. ... son of Jean Bazile Auguste and Lea Tzimoulis ... awarded the community service award (bronze level) and earned the faculty award as an honor roll student at New Hampton High School ... active as a member of the St. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church, Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest and at the Togo Palazzi Basketball School ... currently enrolled in the First Year of Studies.