Women's Basketball

Iowa State women’s basketball lands big time in-state recruit

Head coach Bill Fennelly and associate head coach Jodi Steyer watch the Iowa State Cyclones 76-68 win against the UNI Panthers on Nov. 15. Credit: Lani Tons

Just hours after defeating in-state foe Drake, the Iowa State women’s basketball team landed a big time in-state recruit: Iowa City High guard, Ashley Joens.

Joens is the Cyclones’ first 2018 commit and she ranks highly in the class. The 5-foot-11 guard is a 5-star athlete, the No. 16 overall prospect in the nation and is the No. 1 recruit in Iowa according to ESPN’s HoopGurlz.

Through the first-half of her high school career, Joens has dominated. She has earned first-team all-state honors in each of her two first seasons and has become one of the state’s top scorers, cracking the top-10 in scoring both years.

Last season, Joens averaged 19.3 points–good for third in Class 5A–and 8.9 rebounds per game. During her freshman season, Joens averaged 18.7 points per ┬ácontest–good for seventh in Class 5A.

Joens also had offers from Indiana, Illinois, Drake and Wisconsin.

Garrett Kroeger

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