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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 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.