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RECRUITING: Nebraska transfer Michael Jacobson commits to Iowa State

Feb 26, 2017; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers forward Michael Jacobson (12) drives into Illinois Fighting Illini center Maverick Morgan (22) in the second half at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Illinois won 73-57. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Nebraska transfer forward Michael Jacobson has committed to Iowa State, according to a report by Cyclone Fanatic‘s Chris Williams. Jacobson will sit out the 2017-18 season then will be eligible for the Cyclones in 2018-19 and 2019-2020.

Jacobson, a 6-foot-9 Waukee-native, averaged 6.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 24 minutes per game for the Huskers last season. He started all 31 of the team’s games.

He averaged 5.3 points and 5.2 rebounds during his two seasons in Lincoln.

Jacobson’s commitment leaves Iowa State with one scholarship officially open for the 2017-18 season, and another likely to come open after three-star Texas guard Darius McNeill requested a full release from his National Letter of Intent.

Jacobson was an all-state performer for Waukee after averaging 18.6 points on 49.7 percent shooting during his senior season in 2014-15. He joins Virginia transfer guard Marial Shayok as sit-out transfers for next season.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on this story.

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.