Hawaii’s Drew Buggs is another ISU Transfer Target. He has lots of top schools looking at him, including ISU. However, he just released that he would prefer to stay close to family which is in the West, which is a big hit to ISU. Buggs averaged close to double digits scoring last season for the Rainbow Warriors. He also added 4.5 RPG and led the Big West with 5.4 APG. Buggs would be immediately eligible as a grad transfer.
Western Michigan’s Michael Flowers is another Iowa State Transfer Target. He has announced his top 4 schools which include Iowa State, Depaul, Santa Clara, and California. Flowers averaged almost 17 PPG last season for the Broncos. He also added 2.9 RPG and 3.3 APG. He is a very efficient sharpshooter, shooting 43% from the field while making 68 threes last year. His eligibility for next year is uncertain. (Sit-out Transfer or not)
Louisville's Darius Perry is another top target for the Cyclones. An experienced playmaking guard that will be eligible immediately as a grad transfer. He averaged 5 PPG and 2.5 APG last season for the Cardinal. Iowa State reached out and is in contention for Perry. However, the front runners seem to be Gonzaga, Seton Hall, Marquette and Arkansas among others.
Another Transfer Target: Sacred Heart’s Koreem Ozier. He has announced his top 6 schools which include Iowa State, East Carolina, Butler, New Mexico, Cal State Northridge and a return to Sacred Heart. He averaged 14 PPG last season on 39% shooting for Sacred Heart. He also added 3.3 RPG and 1.9 APG. He would be a sit out transfer and would be eligible during the 2021-22 season for the Cyclones. Expect Ozier's decision in the near future.
Rhode Island’s Jacob Toppin, brother of National Player of the year award winner Obi Toppin is a target for the Cyclones. He has announced his top 3 schools which include Iowa State, Oregon and Kentucky. In his freshman year, he averaged 5.1 PPG and 3.9 RPG for Rhode Island. The forward provides length that the Cyclones need at 6’7” but also provides speed. Toppin will need to apply for immediate eligibility for next year if he wishes to play. This could be the big transfer that Steve Prohm needs. However, a transfer point guard is still in need.
Transfer Target: Bowling Green Guard Justin Turner. An experienced Scoring guard who has narrowed his transfer destinations to 4, with Iowa State included along with Missouri, Marquette and a return to Bowling Green. He averaged 18.8 PPG last season and could be a Huge Threat for the Clones in the Big12. The Cyclones desperately need him to fill their void at the Point Guard Position.
Michigan's 6 foot guard David DeJulius has entered the transfer portal. The Guard who averaged over 7 PPG last year for the Wolverines was very efficient last year, shooting 42% from the field. His contribution of 2.4 RPG are also good rebounding numbers from an undersized guard. He has Major Conference Experience, which is a big need for the young Cyclones. His ability to play point guard could also fill a huge gap for the clones. I would assume with additional minutes and a playmaking role, his 1.5 APG would improve greatly. He also proved himself as an elite scorer, pouring in 20 points in limited minutes against Maryland last season. Iowa State has reached out to David.
Update: DeJulius chose Cincinnati
Another Transfer Target: Cal State Northridge Guard Terrell Gomez. A Pure Scoring Guard who averaged 20 PPG to go along with 2.5 APG and 2,3 RPG last year. He has narrowed his transfer destinations to 4, with Iowa State included. He could be a Huge Scoring Threat for the Clones in the Big12. While I think Terrell would be great for the Cyclones, a jump in his defensive skills and playmaking in the offseason would be huge for the clones if he decides to come to Ames. Expect a decision in the near Future.