Alabama Forward/Center Javian Davis has entered the transfer portal. The 6-9 big has already received interest from countless schools including Xavier, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Dayton, Georgetown, Wake Forest and others to go along with his interest from Iowa State. The Canton, Mississippi had an up and down season last year for the Crimson Tide, averaging 6 points and nearly 4 assists. Davis had some flashes of excellence during the season, racking up 20 points and 10 rebounds in an outing against South Carolina in February last season. The incoming sophomore has began showing some range from 3, however the outside shooting is still in progress as he shot 25 percent from behind the arc last season.
Coming out of high school, Davis had 22 offers, including interest and an offer from the Cyclones. The top 300 player also had offers from Clemson, Georgetown, Ole Miss, Tennessee, TCU and others before he chose Alabama. David was ranked as the 45th center in the class of 2018 and the third ranked player in Mississippi. The incoming sophomore will have to apply for an immediate eligibility waiver from the NCAA if he wishes to play immediately. Here are some of Javian's highlights from high school:
Fun Fact: Davis played AAU basketball with Tyler Harris, who just transferred to Iowa State from Memphis.
El Ellis is one of the most sought after junior college recruits in the class of 2021, totaling over 20 offers during his post-junior college recruitment. He has cut that list to 8 with Iowa State included. Here is his top 8 schools twitter post:
Indiana's Justin Smith has entered the transfer portal and ISU has shown interest. The 6-7 forward had a solid career for the Hoosier's, averaging over 10 PPG and 5 RPG in his latest season. He has also been efficient in his two years starting for Indiana shooting 45%+. The Illinois native was a top 100 player coming out of high school, and was recruited by ISU, Villinova, Florida State and other top schools. With two scholarships left, it is a big possibility for Smith to choose the Cyclones. Expect a top schools list or a decision date from Smith soon. Front runners for Smith seem to include Arkansas and ISU along with others. I will update you on any new info on Justin Smith's recruiting.
The Cyclones are targeting Utah transfer Both Gach. He has heard from many schools including ISU and it seems like he has shown some interest in the Cyclones. Gach has been a solid player for the Utes, averaged also 11 points his sophomore year and close to 8 his freshman year, He also added 3.5 RPG and close to 3 APG during his sophomore campaign. The 6-6 guard from Minnesota has tremendous size and his length will help ISU at both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Gach will help to apply for immediate eligibility from the NCAA if he desires to play immediately at his new school. While Iowa State has helped up two great guards, they still have two scholarships remaining to work with to find more Cyclones to continue to grow and better the program.
Update: Iowa State feels good about their recruitment of Gach after a meeting over the phone on Tuesday Night (Via: Matthew Bain)
Jalen Coleman-Lands is a priority Cyclone transfer target. 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. The Indianapolis product will be immediately eligible after being granted a 6th year of eligibility this past year. He just included ISU in his top 5. The other schools are Michigan, USC, California and NC State. Looks for a decision in the next couple of weeks. Coleman-Lands would be a strong edition to the Cyclone backcourt.
North Carolina Guard Jeremiah Francis is another Transfer Target for the Cyclones. The 6 foot guard from Ohio averaged over 3 PPG in limited minutes for the tar heels. He also added 1.3 RPG and 1.6 APG during his freshman season. Iowa State was one of the top schools who reached out to Francis when he entered the Transfer Portal a week ago. Other schools such as BYU, TCU and Cal have also reached out to the Ohio Native. Francis was sought after coming out of high school, being a top 4 star recruit. His eligibility for next year is uncertain at this point. Francis could develop into a great point guard for ISU.
Cyclone Transfer Target Jose Perez has included ISU in his top 10. Some of the other top schools in his top 10 include: BYU, Illinois, Minnesota, Georgia tech, and Marquette. The Sophomore from Gardner Webb averaged over 15 PPG the last two season. In his 2019-20 campaign, he also averaged 6.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists. The 6'5" guard also dealt with some injury issues in this latest season, causing him to only appear in 22 games. Perez is a star but concerns lie in his shooting percentage (34%) and his injury concerns. His eligibility is unknown for next season, will most likely be forced to sit out or apply for a waiver.
Cyclone Transfer Target Chaundee Brown has put Iowa State in his top 4. The other schools included are Illinois, LSU and Gonzaga The Guard from Wake Forest has been very successful during his collegiate career, averaging 12 PPG the last two seasons. He also added 6.5 RPG and 1.4 APG during his last season. The 6'5" guard is also very efficient, shooting over 45% from the field. His eligibility for next year is unknown.
Seton Hall Guard Anthony Nelson has entered the transfer portal. The 6'4" Sophomore averaged almost 3 PPG to go along with 2.3 APG. He also averaged 1 RPG in 12 minutes played per game. Iowa State has reached out along with Cal, Hofstra, Long Beach State, Sienna and others. His eligibility for this upcoming season is uncertain but will provide but needed depth for Iowa State.
George Mason’s Justin Kier is another transfer target for the Cyclones. Kier is another scoring Guard who averaged close to 10 PPG last season. He also added 3.6 RPG and 1.3 APG. Another strength for the guard is efficiency, Justin was able to shoot over 46% from the field. He is a grad transfer and narrowed his destination list to seven, which include: Iowa State, Michigan, NC State, Georgia, Arkansas, Minnesota and Georgetown. He will be eligible immediately.
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