RECRUITING: Top ISU target wins JUCO title

Iowa State’s top spring recruiting target had a heck of a weekend.

Shakur Juiston, a 6-foot-7, 215-pound forward, led Hutchinson C.C. to a 84-58 stomping of Eastern Florida State to claim the 2017 D1 JUCO championship. The win marked Hutchinson’s first national championship in 23 years.

In 27 minutes, Juiston went 7-of-13 for 18 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists in the championship game victory. .

Juiston, who also has an offer from Kansas, ended the season with an average of 17.3 points, 12.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game.

It’s also worth noting that Juiston went head-to-head with another Iowa State target, Daryl Edwards in the semifinals. Edwards, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound guard out of Northwest Florida State College, ended the season averaging 13.6 points per game but knocking down 46.6 percent of his 3-point attempts along the way.

Juiston had 18 and 15 when the two went head to head while Edwards ended with 20 points and four rebounds.

Iowa State assistant coach William Small attended tournament games early last week. Iowa State currently has four open scholarships to hand out this spring.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.

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