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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 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.