Iowa State makes three-star G Darius McNeill’s top six


Iowa State has made the cut for three-star combo guard Darius McNeill‘s top six college choices. The 6-foot-2-inch, 165-pound, Houston native, is set to visit Ames on Sept. 3.

McNeill also included Texas, Florida, UConn, SMU and Cincinnati on his list. He’s rated as the No. 196 prospect in the country, according 247 Composite.

“I know Coach Prohm coached (Cameron Payne) that’s with (Oklahoma City) right now,” McNeill told Cyclone Fanatic two weeks ago. “I hear a lot that he’s big on point guards and that’s what I’ve really locked in on.”

McNeill also held offers from Baylor, LSU and a handful of others before cutting down his list. He has not received scholarship offers from Texas, UConn or Florida as of yet.

He took an unofficial visit to Texas last month and Iowa State was his first scheduled official visit. He’ll officially visit Cincinnati on Sept. 15.

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.