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Cyclones to honor Bryce Dejean-Jones with warmup shirts and jersey patches

COURTESY: Micah Byars (@mjb_352) on Twitter.

The Iowa State men’s basketball team will honor former Cyclone Bryce Dejean-Jones tonight with special warmup shirts and jersey patches before and during their game against Mount St. Mary’s.

Dejean-Jones, who played for the Cyclones during the 2014-15 season, was killed on May 28 when he was shot after kicking open the front door of an apartment he thought belonged to his former girlfriend. His death came just three months after he’d signed a three-year contract with the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans.

The 6-foot-6-inch guard was explosive at times during his one season in Ames while averaging 10.5 points and 4.7 rebounds for Fred Hoiberg’s last ISU team. The Los Angeles native was a key piece of the team’s run to the 2015 Big 12 tournament championship.

The Cyclones and the Mountaineers will tip-off at 7 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum. The game will be broadcasted on Cyclones.tv.

Jared Stansbury

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Jared is in his seventh year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as a full-time staff writer in May 2016. He took over as the site's managing editor in January 2020. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.