REPORT: ISU listed in New Mexico grad transfer Elijah Brown’s top five

Feb 18, 2017; Fresno, CA, USA; New Mexico Lobos guard Elijah Brown (4) dribbles past Fresno State Bulldogs guard Johnny McWililams (10) in the first half at the Save Mart Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State has made the cut for New Mexico grad transfer Elijah Brown’s top five, according to a report by CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. The Cyclones are joined on his list by Northwestern, Oregon, Saint Mary’s and Gonzaga.

The 6-foot-4-inch, 200-pound guard from Orange County, Calif. averaged 18.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game this season for the Lobos. Brown, who spent his freshman season at Butler, was named the Mountain West Newcomer of the Year and first-team all-conference in 2016 after averaging 21.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.

He was second-team all-conference this past season and was second in the league in scoring. He’s reportedly visiting Oregon next weekend.

Iowa State will host JUCO guard Daryl Edwards and Virginia transfer Marial Shayok on visits this weekend. Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more basketball recruiting news in the coming 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.