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Caleb Grill to Transfer from Iowa State

Iowa State can no longer fire up the Grill

NCAA Basketball: Iowa State at Kansas State Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

In somewhat surprising news, Iowa State’s Caleb Grill announced that he would be entering the transfer portal this afternoon.

While the loss of Zion Griffin earlier was not quite as surprising, this one does come as a bit of a shock. Grill, who saw action in 29 games and started the final two games of the season, struggled throughout the season but played better down the stretch.

Caleb Grill, who hails from Maize, KS, came in as a 3-star prospect, with offers from Kansas State and South Dakota State. The final decision came down to Iowa State and UNLV.

The long term prognosis for the Cyclones is a bit complicated. While Grill did show flashes, he may shine in a top-level mid-major program, as he clearly struggled to adjust to Big 12 play in his lone season. That said, he likely posses the raw talent to be a role player at a school like Iowa State as well.

Steve Prohm now has two open scholarships going into 2020-21, after the losses of Griffin and Grill. That number could grow as soon as this week pending Tyrese Haliburton’s NBA decision.

The Cyclones currently have four recruits in their 2020 class, which is rated as a top 30 class by most recruiting services. The class is headlined by a highly rated homegrown prospect in Oskaloosa’s Xavier Foster.