Hoiberg adds point guard Monte Morris to 2013 class


By Chris Williams, PublisherFollow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMWilliams  

Fred Hoiberg added a highly-ranked point guard to his 2013 recruiting class on Wednesday afternoon.

Monte Morris, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound floor general from Flint, (Mich.) Beecher, announced his decision at a press conference from his high school.

Morris unofficially visited Iowa State earlier this month and chose the Cyclones over the likes of: Illinois, Butler, Cincinnati, Arizona State, Georgia Tech, USC, Providence, Princeton and Rhode Island.

According to, Morris is a four-star prospect. The recruiting publication ranks him as the 82nd best prospect in college basketball’s class of 2013.

Morris joins Onalaska, (Wisc.) shooting guard Matt Thomas in Iowa State’s 2013 recruiting class.

Morris will be the third scholarship Michigan prospect that assistant coach Cornell Mann has brought to Iowa State, joining Sherron Dorsey-Walker and Percy Gibson. Will Clyburn and walk-on Cameron Fowler are also from the state of Michigan.

Morris averaged 18.3 points, 6.4 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game as a junior.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.