Izaiah Brockington-Pro/NBA Draft
George Conditt IV- Pro/NBA Draft
Tre Jackson- Transferred to Western Carolina
Jaden Walker-Transfer to East Carolina
Tristan Enaruna-Transfered to Cleveland State
Tyrese Hunter- Transfer
Jeremiah Williams (G)- Temple
9.5 PPG-3.5 RPG-4.3 APG
Hason Ward (6'9" F)- VCU
Recorded 6.5 PPG and 4.8 RPG in 2021-22
Recorded 6.4 PPG and 5.1 RPG in 2020-21
Jaren Holmes (6'4" G)- St. Bonaventure
Averaged 13.5 PPG, 5 RPG and 3.6 APG in 33 games in 2021-22
Holmes has one year of eligibility remaining
Visited Iowa State 4/25
Osun Osunniyi (6'10" C)- St. Bonaventure
11.3 PPG- 7.5 RPG
One year of eligibility left
Hason Ward has committed to Iowa State from VCU. The 6'9" forward averaged 6.5 PPG and 4.8 RPG in just over 20 minutes last season. In 2020-21, Ward averaged 6.4 PPG and 5.1 RPG in just over 21 minutes per game. He is an interior minded player, and someone who can score and defend in the post. He shot over 55% from the field for the past few seasons, and around 70% from the free throw line. He is an interior force Iowa State desperately needs with the departure of Enaruna and Conditt. This is a great pickup for TJ and staff, however they are still looking for a perimeter scorer.
Here are some 2019 highlights from Ward in High School. He showed his high flying presence on the court and did show some outside game that we haven't seen much of at the college level.
Here is the commitment post from Ward via his instagram:
Info and Background:
Redshirt Freshman guard Jeremiah Williams will be coming to Ames after one season at Temple. The Chicago Natives time at temple went well where he has played 30+ minutes both seasons for the Owls. He also averaged 9+ points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game and over 4 Assists per game during both seasons. He shoots around 65% from the free throw line and shot 32% from three point range during the 2019-20 season while that number dropped to 21% last season. He defensive efficiency has grown greatly over the last year, where he increased his steals per game from 1.2 to 1.4 and his blocks per game over doubled from 0.3 to 0.7. Here are some high school highlights from the Nike EYBL circuit:
What this Means for ISU:
Williams fits perfectly in coach Otz's defensive scheme. He does join a loaded back court for the Cyclones with Tyrese Hunter, Caleb Grill, possibly Gabe Kalschuer (if he returns) and the 3 incoming freshman guards, Lipsey, King and Watson. It will be interesting to see how this effects the back court next season. Tyrese Hunters and Williams are both great passers so it will be interesting to see how the point guard duties pan out. His commitment Instagram Post:
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June 15th is a big day for college basketball, marking the first day that college basketball coaches can contact players in the class of 2022. Here are the players that the Cyclones have shown initial interest in and offerred from the class of 2022 along with their ratings from recruiting leader 247 Sports: (This list will continue to be updated with new recruits, etc.)
Tamin Lipsey-PG (Ames, IA)
Lipsey, a 6-1 point guard from Ames, has received offers from Iowa State, Nebraska and most recently Minnesota. He has also received interest from 15+ other schools including Iowa and North Carolina. Lipsey has won a gold medal with the U16 USA National Team and also plays for multiple AAU teams including D1 Minnesota.
Eli King-G (Caledonia, MN )
King, from Caledonia High School in Minnesota, has just received an offer from the Cyclones. King is a multi sport athlete who plays on the D1 Minnesota AAU Basketball team, which is the same team as major Cyclone Target Tamin Lipsey.
Demarion Watson-F (Minneapolis, MN)
Gradey Dick-G/F (Witchita, KS)
Gradey Dick, a 6-7 wing at Sunrise Christian School, is receiving major interest as a top 50 player in his class. He has countless offers, the main offers being from Iowa State, Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State and Creighton. He also recently got offered from Texas A&M and has received interest from 20+ schools.
Former Cyclone Tyrese Haliburton was drafted with the 12th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft on Wednesday, The Sacramento Kings took the point guard to pair up with star De'Aaron Fox in the backcourt. Tyrese joins a young NBA squad and looks to grow with the Kings. He slipped a little from what draft boards projected, but it was still good to see Tyrese stay in the lottery picks and get a solid opportunity in Sacramento.
Check out the video of Tyrese getting drafted:
Here are the players that the Cyclones still have a shot at receiving commitment from in the class of 2021 along with their ratings from recruiting leader 247 Sports: (This list will continue to be updated with new recruits, etc.)
Tyrese Hunter-PG (Racine, WI)
Top 100 guard Tyrese Hunter has committed to the Cyclones. Click here for a full commitment article!
4 Star Point Guard Tyrese Hunter has committed to the Cyclones. The 6-1 Wisconson native boasted 25 offers including Arizona State, Georgia, Georgia Tech and others. He announced his top 10 a bit ago before choosing the Cyclones today via Twitter.
Ole Miss guard Blake Hinson has committed to the Cyclones. During Hinson's sophomore campaign, the guard averaged just over 10 PPG and 4.6 RPG. The 6-7 guard also averaged 1.4 APG while shooting nearly 40 percent from the field. Before his time at Ole Miss, Hinson attended Sunrise Christian in Withita, Kansas where he was the 144th ranked player in the class of 2018 by 247 Sports. He had offers from plenty of schools, including Clemson, Florida State, and Georgia Tech.
Prohm lands another potential transfer who will have to sit this upcoming year, unless granted a waiver from the NCAA. Whether Hinson plays this year or next for the Cyclones, his length as a 6-7 guard will surely help the Cyclones on both sides of the ball. He shoots in the low 30s from three point range, something hopefully Hinson can improve on in his time in Ames.
Royce White was ranked as a four or five star recruit coming out of high school due to him starring on multiple Minnesota state championship teams. He committed to Minnesota and due to struggles with the team, White transferred to Iowa State where he starred. The forward led the Cyclones in EVERY major statistical category during the 2011-12 season, leading to him being selected with the 16th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets.
Jalen Coleman-Lands has committed to the Cyclones. The former DePaul guard averaged over 11 points per game last season. He also added 2.7 RPG and 1.2 APG. The 6'4" guard has always been a strong scorer, averaging over 10 points during his whole career at Depaul. He transferred to DePaul after committing to Illinois in 2015 and playing his freshman season for the Fighting Illini. He was a highly recruited 4 star when he chose Illinois, choosing them over UNLV and Notre Dame. The Indianapolis product will be immediately eligible after being granted a 6th year of eligibility this past year. Coleman-Lands is a very strong edition to the Cyclone backcourt. It is nice to see the Cyclones land another solid guard to compliment Tyler Harris (pending info about his eligibility) after missing out on many targets after the Cyclones were named finalists.
Coleman had many big games, here is one against Big 12 Opponent Texas Tech, where he poured in 18 points:
As we look closer at Coleman-Lands skillset, heres a game winner from his time as a freshman at Illinois:
Coleman-Lands also torched Iowa this latest season, dropping 17 points and 5 Assists. Here are the highlights of Coleman-Lands and DePual obliterating Iowa: