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Emmanuel Malou files NBA Draft papers


Iowa State signee Emmanuel Malou has declared for the 2016 NBA Draft without signing an agent, according to multiple sources. The news was first reported by The Vertical’s Shams Charania.

Our Chris Williams tweeted that the move is just for precaution.


It still seems likely the 6-foot-9-inch, 210-pound, forward will make it to Ames but he will have until May 25 to make his final decision. Malou was one of the most sought after junior college recruits in the country before choosing the Cyclones over Kansas.

The following tweet by the Ames Tribune’s Travis Hines is important to keep in mind here too. 


He was rated as a four-star recruit by 247. Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more as this story develops.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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