Here's Cooper talking about Idowu:
Idowu was listed as one of the top-100 junior college players on the West coast. Cooper compared Idowu to Blake Poole, a former All-American forward at SMU.The former Rodriguez High frontcourter averaged 11 points and 8.7 rebounds per game last season for Merritt Coach Keenan McMiller, shooting 53% while blocking 27 shots.
“Tyler is a double-double like guy who is similar to Blake Poole ,” Cooper said. “He's 6-5 but plays bigger. He's a strong, athletic kid who attacks the rim. He has a good feel for going to get the ball as a rebounder.”
St. Martin is in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, home of Western Washington, the 2012 D-II national champions.
Here's Idowu from his days at Rodriguez: