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Iowa State Men’s Basketball Recruiting: August Update

An update on the past month of Iowa State basketball’s recruiting.

photo via: 247sports

Iowa State’s 2021 recruiting class has officially began to take shape with more and more offers in the ‘22 and ‘23 classes.

Tyrese Hunter

The Cyclone’s first commitment in the class of 2021 comes from another Wisconsin point guard named Tyrese. Tyrese Hunter announced that he will be attending Iowa State on August 4.

Hunter is ranked as the No. 79 prospect in the class of 2021 according to 247 sports. He chose the ‘Clones over UConn, Florida and Louisville just to name a few. In a recent article with 247 sports’ Brian Snow, Hunter was quoted saying he chose Iowa State in large part due to his relationship with Steve Prohm. He continued saying, “He has a track record of developing guards and helps them get to the next level, and I think he can help me with that as well.”

Standing at 6’1 160 pounds Hunter is a bit undersized, but he makes up for it with his athleticism. He has next level ‘bounce’ and he can jump with the best of them. His speed with the ball in his hands gives him the ability to create his own shot whenever he wants. The Racine, Wisconsin native has terrific finishing ability and a quick release jump shot. With Prohm’s track record of developing guards I think Hunter has the potential to be a great Big 12 point guard.

New Offers

  • Tucker DeVries, Waukee, IA, (3-star 199th in class of 2021 via 247sports)

DeVries is a 6’5” shooting guard who plays 53 minutes south of Ames. The Waukee native’s current offer list is headlined by Florida, Creighton and Drake. While he is listed at shooting guard DeVries plays more of a point-forward position for Waukee High School. He is an incredibly skilled player who relies on his instincts rather than athleticism. He has a very smooth playing style and seems to always make the right decision. I would imagine the Cyclones will have a serious chance to land DeVries and he could certainly be an interesting player in Steve Prohm’s system.

Other News and Notes

Overall, August was a quiet month for ISU’s basketball recruiting. With only one official new offer in the entire month, the Cyclones total number of uncommitted offered players in the class of 2021 sits at 16. This comes after potential target, Tamar Bates committed to in-conference rival Texas.

For the class of 2022, the total sits 17 uncommitted players that hold an offer from the Cyclones. For 2023 the total is at four players. As the altered AAU season winds down and the COVID-19 pandemic begins to lighten up I would imagine the recruiting scene will heat up soon as August is historically a slower month for basketball recruiting.