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REPORT: ISU picks up commitment from Tennessee transfer


Iowa State men’s basketball program can check one off their list of eight scholarships to fill for the 2017-18 season.

CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein has reported that 6-foot-8-inch, Tennessee transfer forward Ray Kasongo has signed scholarship papers with Iowa State following a visit earlier this week. He’ll sit out one season before playing two more.


The Toronto-native averaged 1.4 points and 1.5 rebounds per game during his only season with the Volunteers.

He played his first season of college basketball at the College of Southern Idaho where he averaged 6.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 15.6 minutes per game.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on this story.

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.