RECRUITING: Four-star big man Isaiah Stokes set to visit ISU on Sept. 24


Four-star post player Isaiah Stokes will officially visit Iowa State the weekend of Sept. 24, a source confirmed to Cyclone Fanatic on Monday. Travis Hines of the Ames Tribune was the first to report.

The 6-foot-8-inch, 273-pound, Tennessee native is rated as the No. 60 player in the country by ESPN. He’s the No. 12 center in the country and second best player in the state of Tennessee.

Stokes is the brother of NBA player, and former Tennessee standout, Jarnell Stokes. He also holds offers from North Carolina, Tennessee and VCU.

Besides just his exploits on the hardwood, he’s a force on the football field with his 247 profile listing offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State and handful of others.

Stokes is obviously a big body that moves really well up and down the court. He’s got good touch down low and his highlight videos show some ability as a passer.

Also, he broke a freaking backboard in an AAU game.

The Sept. 24 weekend will be a big one for Iowa State with four-star point guard Lindell Wiggington also set to visit. That could change as the Oak Hill Academy standout is set to visit Oregon, who is considered the frontrunner for his services, this weekend.

This all comes after Iowa State picked up their third commit in the 2017 class in the form of Texas guard Darius McNeill on Monday. Wisconsin forward Terrence Lewis and Mississippi big man KeyShawn Feazell committed to Iowa State in August.

Needless to say, Steve Prohm and his staff are finding their stride when it comes to getting big-time prospects on campus.

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.