RECRUITING: Rice grad transfer Egor Koulechov schedules ISU visit

Jan 14, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Rice Owls guard Egor Koulechov (4) moves in to score as North Texas Mean Green center Rickey Brice Jr. (23) defends during the second half at Tudor Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Rice graduate transfer guard Egor Koulechov has scheduled an official visit to Iowa State, according to multiple media reports. Travis Hines of the Ames Tribune was first to report the news.

Koulechov recently visited Oklahoma and is expected to visit Florida this weekend. His visit to Ames is scheduled for April 21-23, which coincides with New Mexico graduate transfer Elijah Brown’s scheduled visit to Iowa State. Both players have one season of eligibility remaining entering the 2017-18 season.

The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Russian averaged 18.5 points and 8.9 rebounds per game this past season for the Owls. He shot 47 percent from behind the 3-point line with 81 makes.

Iowa State has four scholarships left to fill for the 2017-18 season. Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on basketball recruiting in the next several days.

Jared Stansbury


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.