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.
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.)
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.
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.
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:
Sit-out Forward Javan Johnson will bring lots to the Cyclones in the 2020-21. The real question is, How dominant can he be in the Big 12? He has had an additional year to become grow his game and get ready for his time with the Cyclones. The ex-Troy player averaged 10.4 PPG, 4.2 RPG and 1.6 APG while shooting 40% from the field during the 2018-19 season. He also has the ability stretch the floor, shooting 35% from behind the arc during that same season.
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