RECRUITING: UTSA grad transfer Jeff Beverly commits to Iowa State

Feb 9, 2017; San Antonio, TX, USA; UTSA Roadrunners forward Jeff Beverly (1) drives for the basket between UTSA Roadrunners guard Byron Frohnen (13) and Quinton Campbell (22) during the first half at UTSA Convocation Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State has picked up a commitment from Texas-San Antonio graduate transfer Jeff Beverly during his visit to campus, according to a report by Cyclone Fanatic publisher Chris Williams. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound forward will be eligible to play for the Cyclones immediately in 2017-18.

Beverly, a League City, Texas native, averaged 15.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game this past season for the Roadrunners. He shot 44 percent from the field and 23 percent from 3-point range.

The Clear Springs High School product started his college career at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi where he averaged 8.2 points and 3.0 rebounds while starting all 34 games in 2013-14. He moved on to McLennan Texas CC in 2014-15 to average 8.6 points and 4.0 rebounds per game while shooting 55 percent from the floor.

Upon arriving at UTSA, Beverly initially walked onto the Roadrunners’ football team in the fall of 2015. He joined the basketball program at the end of the fall semester and redshirted the 2015-16 season. He went on to become the team’s leading scorer in 2016-17, despite not being on scholarship at the school.

“There are a lot of good schools but I am trying to be a Cyclone I want to play there,” Beverly told Williams last week. “I like they way they play. They let their players play. They use their talents, like Deonte Burton. He did his thing. They use mismatches. I think I can do that.”

Iowa State now has two scholarships left to the fill for the 2017-18 season with Princeton graduate transfer forward Hans Brase set to visit Ames early next week. Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic through the weekend for any developments in hoops recruiting.

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.

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