Hoiberg adds JUCO shooter to 2013 class

AMES — On football’s National Signing Day, Iowa State basketball coach Fred Hoiberg added a member to his 2013 recruiting class. 

K.J. Bluford, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard out of Northeast Nebraska C.C., told Cyclone Fanatic his news earlier today. Bluford visited Iowa State this past Monday night to watch the Cyclones defeat Oklahoma. 

"I really liked the fans. They really supported the team," said Bluford. "I really like Coach Hoiberg’s philosophy."

That philosophy is to shoot, shoot and keep shooting – something that Bluford understands. Through 24 games this season, Bluford leads his team in scoring at 18 points per game. He’s a 38.5 percent 3-point shooter at 94-for-244 on the year. 

"When I was watching, I really liked it because it was like what I do every game," said Bluford. "That’s how I play – running up and down and shooting."

Cyclone Fanatic will have more on this story Thursday so stay tuned. 

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.