Dec 1, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Steve Prohm reacts during the first half against the Cincinnati Bearcats at James H. Hilton Coliseum. Cincinnati won 55-54. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
Steve Prohm expects Iowa State signee Cameron Lard to arrive in Ames within the next several weeks. The Cyclones’ head coach said he’d be “blown away” if the four-star big man isn’t enrolled and on campus between December 26 and January 10.
“Everybody’s kind of been working through this for a long time,” Prohm said. “Obviously he can’t play this year, but he’s playing right now down there and playing against junior colleges and different things with the prep league and all that. He’s doing really well. It’ll be really good to get him here for a semester to really just integrate him academically and what he needs to do basketball wise then this summer will be great for him.”
Lard is finishing up three courses required in order to become eligible at Iowa State. He’s spent the fall semester at Pro Vision Academy in Houston.
Prohm said the staff has been meeting with compliance recently to ensure the 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward will arrive in the next few weeks.
Lard will sit out the remainder of the 2016-17 season before being eligible to play in 2017-18.