Women's Basketball

Texas forward commits to ISU women’s hoops

A former Texas Tech pledge has verbally committed to the Iowa State women’s basketball program’s 2014 recruiting class. 

Claire Ricketts, a 6-foot-3 forward out of John Paul II in Dallas, visited Iowa State in June and decided to become a Cyclone earlier this week. Ricketts previously de-committed from Texas Tech when a coaching change was made in Lubbock earlier this year.

As a junior, Ricketts helped lead John Paul II to a TAPPS 5A state championship. Before committing to Texas Tech, she reportedly held offers from Iowa State, Kansas State, Indiana and others. It was after Ricketts’ de-commitment that her recruitment really picked up as Oklahoma State, Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri, Northwestern and Purdue (to name a few) jumped in the mix.

Rickets averaged 17 points and eight 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 CycloneNation.com (Scout.com). He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, CycloneReport.com 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.