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ISU Cyclone Basketball 2023 Offseason Transfer Tracker

Updated: 2 days ago

Departing Cyclones:

Gabe Kalschuer (Graduation)

Osun Osunniyi (Graduation)

Jaren Holmes (Graduation)

Aljaz Kunc (Graduation)

Eli King- Guard (Transfer Portal)

Incoming Freshman:

Jelani Hamilton-Guard (4-Star)

Omaha Biliew-Forward (5-Star)

Milan Momcilovic-Forward (4-Star)

Kayden Fish-Forward (3-Star)

Click here for more on the incoming freshman (Recruiting Class of 2023)

Transfers Contacted:

Graham Ike- Wyoming (Center)

Iowa State has its eyes on the top center in the portal. Iowa State, Kansas, Tennessee, & West Virginia among many others have reached out to Wyoming transfer big man Graham Ike, he tells 247 Sports. Ike sat out last season, but averaged 19.5 PPG and 9.6 RPG in 2021-22 for Wyoming. He did this shooting 51% from the field, 27.6% from 3 and 72% from the line. Ike tallied 17 points and 9 rebounds against Indania in the NCAA tournament first-four game that season.

Current On3 Portal Ranking: 3

Clarence Daniels II-New Hampshire (Guard/Forward)

New Hampshire guard Clarence Daniels II has heard from countless schools including Florida, Arkansas, and Iowa State. The Junior averaged 15.3 PPG and 10.7 RPG this past season. More impressive however, is his 44% from the field and nearly 40% shooting from the 3. Look for Daniels to be a top target for Iowa State due to his pure scoring ability.

Current On3 Portal Ranking: 24

Jamison Battle- Minnesota (Guard)

Iowa State has contacted Minnesota guard Jamison Battle. Battle averaged 17.5 PPG in 2021-22 and 12.4 PPG in 2022-23 for the Gophers. Battle is a career 35% 3-point shooter and has shot 42% from the field over his 4-year career. Xavier, Arkansas, and Clemson, among others, have contacted the Junior from Minnesota who started his career at George Washington. Battle went to the same high school as Iowa State's last Minnesota transfer, Gabe Kalschuer.

Current On3 Portal Ranking: 46

Damian Dunn- Temple (Guard)

Temple Guard Damian Dunn has heard from Iowa State, Auburn, Gonzaga, among others. Dunn averaged 15.3 PPG on 41% from the field and nearly 35% from 3. He also added 3.7 RPG and 3 APG. He also averaged 14.9 PPG during the 2021-22 season. The North Carolina native was teammates at Temple with current Cyclone Guard Jeremiah Williams.

Jeremiah Made his pitch to get Dunn to Ames on Twitter here:

Current On3 Portal Ranking: 9

John Tonje- Colorado State (Guard)

Tonje has heard from Iowa State, Texas A&M, UCF, Ohio St., Washington, Arkansas, among others since hitting the portal. He averaged 14.6 PPG and 4.7 RPG last season, while shooting 47% from the field and 39% from three. He has connections with Iowa State assistant coach JR Blount.

Current On3 Portal Ranking: 38

Not the first time we have talked about Tonje on Cyclone.Sports Twitter:

Dalton Knetch- Northern Colorado (Guard)

Northern Colorado Guard Dalton Knecht has heard from a list of schools that include the Cyclones, UNC, Oregon, among others, according to Sean Paul. The bear's guard averaged over 20 points a game last season while adding over seven rebounds per game. He did this while shooting 48% from the field and 38% from 3. Knecht is one of the biggest names in the portal.

DJ Horne- Arizona State (Guard)

Iowa State was one of many schools to contact Horne. Pitt, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and OSU were some others, to name a few. Horne averaged 12.5 PPG, 3.4 RPG, and 2.4 APG for the Sun Devils this past season. He shot 37% from the field and 36% from 3 this past year. Horne averaged over 15 PPG in 202-21 and 12.5 PPG in 2021-22. During his 2020-21 campaign, Horne shot over 44% from the field and over 42% from three.

Current On3 Portal Ranking: N/A

Dayvion McKight- Western Kentucky (Guard)

Western Kentucky guard Dayvion McKnight has been contacted by Iowa State, Kansas, Memphis and others. McKnight Averaged 16.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 3.8 assists this season. He was named to Conference USA second team. He shot 45.6% from the field and 34% from 3 last season.

Current On3 Portal Ranking: 22

Keshon Gilbert-UNLV (Guard)

Iowa State has contacted UNLV Guard Keshon Gilbert. Gilbert has also heard from Arkansas, West Virginia, TCU, Oklahoma, Missouri, and others. The Saint Louis native averaged 11.4 PPG, 3.8 RPG, and 3.2 APG for the rebels last season. He did this while shooting 46% from the field and 38% from 3. He also averaged 1.7 steals per game this past season. While Iowa State coach TJ Otzelberger never coach Gilbert at UNLV, there still may be connections between Gilbert and TJ.

Current On3 Portal Ranking: 24

Payton Sparks- Ball State (Center)

Iowa State has reached out to Ball State Center Payton Sparks. The 6-9 sophomore averaged 13.3 PPG and 8.7 RPG last season while shooting over 58 percent from the field. He also added nearly one block per game. Notre Dame, Seton Hall, Wisconson, and Arkansas are other programs who have reached out to the Indiana Native

Current On3 Portal Ranking: 57

Greg Dolan- Cornell (Guard)

Dolan, a Cornell Senior, has drawn attention from Stanford, Penn State and others to go along with the Cyclones. Dolan averaged 13.3 PPG on over 48% from the field and 42.5% from three. He also added 3.6 RPG and 3.5 APG last season. Over his entire career, Dolan is a 42% 3-point shooter.

Current On3 Portal Ranking: 80

Jayden Taylor- Butler (Guard)

Iowa State has reached out to Butler guard Jayden Taylor. Taylor averaged nearly 13 PPG along with 3.8 RPG for the Bulldogs. Clemson, Arkansas, Gonzaga and others have also reached out to Taylor.

Current On3 Portal Ranking: 17

Nick Timberlake-Towson (Point Guard)

Iowa State has contacted Timberlake along with Clemson, West Virginia, Memphis, Auburn and many others. The highly sought-after Towson point guard averaged nearly 18 PPG on over 45 percent shooting this last season.

Current On3 Portal Ranking: 8

Josh Cohen- Saint Francis (Forward)

Iowa State has contacted their first forward, in. SFU's Josh Cohen. Seton Hall, Maryland and other schools have also contacted Cohen. The New Jersey native averaged nearly 22 PPG and over 8 RPG last season.

Current On3 Portal Ranking: 21

Sean Conway- VMI (Guard/Forward)

Conway has received interest from Iowa State. The VMI guard averaged 12.1 PPG and 4.9 RPG last season while shooting 42% from the field and 38% from 3-point land.

Current On3 Portal Ranking: 117

Idan Tretout- Harvard (Guard)

Harvard Guard Idan Tretout has received interest from Iowa State, among many other schools. Tretout averaged 9.7 PPG, 3.3 RPG and 2.1 APG for the Crimson last season.

Current On3 Portal Ranking: 91

John Hugley-Pitt (Forward)

Hugley has stepped away from the Pitt team after eight games this season but is still a top transfer in the portal. The former top 100 recruits in the class of 2020 averaged 15 PPG and 8 RPG during the 2021-22 season. A ton of teams, along with the Cyclones, have reached out to Hugley, which is shown in the tweet below.

Current On3 Portal Ranking: 6

Jackson Paveletzke - Wofford (Guard)

Wofford sharpshooting freshman Jackson Paveletzke has drawn massive interest from Iowa State and many other schools. The Wisconsin Native averaged over 15 PPG on 49% from the field and 39% from 3. He also added 3.7 APG and 2.7 RPG.

Current On3 Portal Ranking: 20

Keaston Willis- Lousiana Tech (Guard)

Willis has received attention from Iowa State, Tusla, and others. The junior guard averaged 12.4 PPG and 3.5 RPG this past season on 38% shooting from the field and 3-point range.

Current On3 Portal Ranking: 115

Jace Carter- UIC (Guard)

UIC Sophmore guard Jace Carter has been contacted by Iowa State along with Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Wisconson and many top basketball programs. Carter averaged 16.6 PPG and 7 RPG last season while shooting 46% from the field but only 30% from 3.

Current On3 Portal Ranking: 25

Kowacie Reeves- Florida (Guard)

Iowa State, Maryland, Clemson, Arkansas, Kansas, and others have contacted Florida Sophmore guard Kowacie Reeves. Reeves averaged 8.5 PPG and 2.6 RPG for the gators last season while playing around 19 minutes per game. He shots 38% from the field and 26% from 3 this last season.

Current On3 Portal Ranking: 41

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