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Clayton Custer Transferring From Iowa State

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The Cyclones will be in search of a new backup point guard.

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According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN and confirmed by Iowa State, guard Clayton Custer will transfer from Iowa State.

The sophomore-to-be from Overland Park, Kansas was a top 100 recruit out of high school and chose Iowa State over offers from Kansas State, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State. Custer averaged 5.8 minutes and 1.1 points a game, with all his points coming during the non-conference slate, and not accumulating any notable statistics since February 14th against West Virginia. In his limited play, Custer did show glints of his significant potential, and the succession plan for the post Monte Morris era will have to be reconfigured.

With Custer out of the equation next year, Fred Hoiberg will have to continue to lean heavily on either Naz Long or Georges Niang in a point forward role to spell Morris. Oregon State transfer Hallice Cooke can also handle the ball, but is also more of a combo guard in the Long mold. The departure leaves Iowa State with three open scholarships next year.

Custer was quick to share his fond memories of his one year in Ames.

As always, we wish Clayton the best of luck in his future endeavors.