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.

Jared Stansbury


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.

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