Teaira McCowan

  • Center
  • 6-7
  • 235 lbs
  • Brenham High School 2015
  • Brenham, Texas

USA Basketball Notes

Gold Medal: 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.

  • Member of the 2014 USA U18 National Team that posted a 5-0 record, won the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship gold medal and qualified the U.S. for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship.
  • Started one game and saw action in all five. Averaged 2.6 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. Contributed with four blocked shots and three steals.

High School Honors

  • 2014 USA Today All-Texas second team.
  • 2014 Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) All-State.
  • 2013 and 2014 TABC All-Region.
  • 2013 and 2014 Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) All-State.
  • 2013 and 2014 All-Brazos Valley
  • 2014 District 18-4A Defensive Player of the Year.
  • 2013 District 18-4A MVP.
  • 2012, 2013 and 2014 All-District 18-4A first team.

High School Notes

  • Attends Brenham High School (Texas), where in 2013-14 she helped her team to a 29-4 record and the regional quarterfinals; started 31 of 33 games and averaged 18.1 ppg., 18.8 rpg. and
  • 4.5 bpg.
  • As a sophomore in 2012-13, aided Brenham to a 25-11 mark and the area finals; started 34 of 36 games and averaged 19.7 ppg., 19.2 rpg. and 5.0 bpg.
  • Aided Brenham to a 21-13 record in 2011-12.
  • Amassed over her three-year prep career 1,789 points, 1,894 rebounds and 483 blocked shots in 108 games.
  • Posted single-game highs of 46 points, 35 rebounds, five assists and 13 blocked shots.
  • Owns her school record for single-game blocked shots and career blocks.
  • Also competes for her high school’s volleyball and track and field teams.

Personal Notes

  • Born on Sept. 28, 1996, in Bryan, Texas.
  • Daughter of Tracy Nunn; has three brothers, Dayronn McCowan Jr. (14), Daylonn McCowan (12) and Cade Moore (8).
  • Started playing basketball in 2006.

The Inside Scoop

  • If she could drive anything, it would be: a King Ranch F350.
  • Currently drives: her mother’s car.
  • Favorite superhero: Batman.
  • Top five movies of all time: The Blind Side, Ride Along, White Chicks, Best Man Holiday and Friday After Next.
  • Favorite non-sports site: YouTube.
  • Favorite sports site: ESPN.
  • Must-have pregame meal or snack: gum.
  • Has a pet named Raylee.
  • Prefers Words with Friends over Scrabble.
  • Favorite app: Don’t Touch the White Towel.
  • Favorite class: athletics.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: LeBron James.
  • Favorite basketball team: Miami Heat.
  • Most played song on her iPod: Happy by Pharrell.
  • Most impressive person ever met: Odyssey Sims because, “She is a go-getter by any means necessary.”
  • Compares her game to: Brittney Griner.
  • This right-hander wears No. 00 because: it is undefined.
  • Away from the court, enjoys: dancing.
  • Most people don’t know: she still sucks her thumb at times.
  • Has never traveled outside of the United States.