Basketball

RECRUITING: Iowa State actively pursuing Nebraska transfer Ed Morrow Jr.

Feb 26, 2017; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers forward Ed Morrow Jr. (30) dunks the ball over Illinois Fighting Illini guard Te’Jon Lucas (3) in the second half at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Illinois won 73-57. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Cyclone Fanatic has learned Iowa State has offered and is actively recruiting Nebraska transfer forward Ed Morrow Jr. The 6-foot-7-inch, 215-pound Chicago-native will sit out one season before being available to play two at his next school.

Morrow averaged 9.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game this past season for the Cornhuskers. He played in 24 games for Nebraska but spent a portion of the season sidelined by a foot injury.

The former four-star recruit brings a great deal of toughness to the basketball court and was one of the best rebounders in the Big Ten before his injury. He finished the season second in the conference in offensive rebounds per game.

Morrow was a legacy recruit to Nebraska but reportedly decided to transfer in order to pursue a different kind of role on the court.

“I was born and raised (in Nebraska), it is my parents’ alma mater, and I have a lot of friends here,” Morrow said in a Nebraska press release announcing his transfer. “But sometimes you have to venture out to pursue dreams and aspirations in a career. This is a sacrifice I have to make to better myself.”

Xavier coach Chris Mack was reportedly in Lincoln to visit Morrow on Friday.

Iowa State is hosting JUCO guard Daryl Edwards and Virginia transfer guard Marial Shayok on visits this weekend. Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on this story.

Jared Stansbury

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Jared is in his fifth year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He's the site's lead reporter for ISU recruiting. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as the full-time staff writer in May 2016. Jared has spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI. He's the sideline reporter for KASI's Ames High football broadcasts and has appeared frequently on the station's baseball broadcasts during the summer.