Call him mercurial. Call him capricious. Hell, even call him temperamental or volatile. Regardless, you can now call him a Cyclone as well. Bryce Dejean-Jones, a graduate transfer from UNLV announced his intentions to join Fred Hoiberg's Iowa State program on Sunday after visiting Ames this weekend.
Dejean-Jones made the announcement via his Twitter account and the 6'5" guard will be eligible to compete immediately. This will be the third program Dejean-Jones will have been a part of after controversial exits from USC and the Runnin' Rebels. Dejean-Jones led UNLV in scoring last year and if The Mayor can get the chemistry just right (something he's done an exceptional job at), this commitment positions Iowa State as a Big 12 contender and a legitimate top ten team going into next season.
Dejean-Jones should slide right into the starting line up and as a jack of all trades, should help ease the loss of DeAndre Kane and his stat-sheet-stuffing production. Dejean-Jones averaged 13.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3 assists in his final season in Sin City.
Iowa State still has two scholarships to use for next season and Hoiberg could be looking for a forward to round out the rotation. The addition of Dejean-Jones would appear to solidify the back court though, as he'll join Monte Morris in the starting line up and Naz Long, Matt Thomas, Sherron Dorsey-Walker and Clayton Custer will all battle for minutes off the bench.
And this just in. Darien Williams, a 6'9" forward out of Iowa Western Community College has committed as well. Williams will sit out this upcoming season as he rehabs from shoulder surgery and will officially join Iowa State as a 2015 commit, meaning he won't count against this year's scholarship count. Williams is one of the top ranked JuCo big men nationally and has excellent range for his size. As a face-up forward, Williams shot 41% from three point range last year. We'll have more on these commitments in the coming days.