An early entry candidate for the 2010 NBA Draft. Originally an early entry candidate for the 2009 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.
Career Highlights: Named to the All-Big 12 First Team as a sophomore and the All-Big 12 Second Team as a junior. Named Iowa State’s Most Valuable Player as a sophomore. Named Big 12 Player of the Week four times in his sophomore and junior seasons.
Junior (2009-10): Led team in scoring (16.5 ppg), while ranking second in rebounds (8.5 rpg) and assists (2.2 apg). Played and started in all 32 of the team’s games, scoring in double figures 30 times including seven games of 20 or more points and 13 double-doubles. Scored a season-high 29 points to go along with 12 rebounds against Kansas State. Grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds against Missouri. Scored 27 points to go along with 13 rebounds against Colorado.
Sophomore (2008-09): Led team in scoring (20.2 ppg) and rebounds (9.5 rpg). Played in all 32 of the team’s games, starting in 31 of them. Scored in double figures 30 times, including 19 games with 20 or more points. Scored a career-high 42 points against Kansas on 11-for-19 shooting from the field and 17-for-21 shooting from the free-throw line. Scored 28 points to go along with 14 rebounds against Houston. Grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds to go along with 28 points against Jacksonville State.
Freshman (2007-08): Ranked third on team in points (11.4 ppg) and rebounds (5.0 rpg). Played and started all 32 of the team’s games, scoring in double figures 19 times. Scored a season-high 33 points on 12-for-17 shooting against Baylor. Scored 24 points on 9-for-17 shooting against Kansas State. Grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds to go along with 20 points against Texas A&M.
Strengths: Highly skilled scorer with good size for a combo forward. Has NBA three-point range. Has a good work ethic and is a smart player.
Personal: Son of Darrin Brackins and Jane Mukes. Majoring in speech communications.