RECRUITING: Shakur Juiston named D1 JUCO Player of the Year

Iowa State target Shakur Juiston has been named the NJCAA Division I national player of the year by the association’s men’s basketball committee.

Juiston, who led Hutchinson C.C. to the NJCAA national championship, averaged 17.3 points and 12.1 rebounds per game during his sophomore season for the Blue Dragons. He compiled 27 double-doubles and scored in double-figures in all but three games.

He leaves Hutchinson as the program’s all-time leading rebounder.

The 6-foot-7, 215-pound power forward visited Iowa State last weekend. He visited DePaul earlier this week and UNLV earlier in the month. He’s reportedly also considering Rhode Island.

Iowa State has three scholarships open for the 2017-18 season after Virginia transfer Marial Shayok’s commitment on Wednesday.

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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.