Pelle postpones visit to Iowa State

By Chris Williams, Publisher

According to his AAU coach Brian Beard, Stoneridge Prep (Calif.) basketball prospect Norvel Pelle will not make his previously scheduled official visit to Iowa State this weekend due to a family emergency.

Pelle, a 6-foot-9 prosepct in the class of 2012, claims offers from Iowa State UConn, San Diego State, UNLV, LSU and UTEP.

In a text message that Beard sent me this morning, he said that Pelle was looking forward to his visit and that he plans on getting to campus “very soon.”

We’ll keep you updated.

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.