INSIDER: Two visits set in hoops recruiting, while one did not happen

Recruiting is weird. When you are attempting to fill two open scholarships in the middle of June, the process becomes even more bizarre, if not maddening.

Last week, we reported that 2017 guard Parker Stewart had scheduled a visit to Iowa State. He had. However, for one reason or another, that visit never happened. 

According to a source, the Stewart camp has told Iowa State that the program is still in contention to land the 6-foot-5 shooting guard. However, the fact that Stewart, who signed with Ole Miss last fall, has visited Georgetown and Pitt but not Iowa State puts Steve Prohm’s program at a significant disadvantage.

Rodgerick Brown to visit next week

Last week, we reported that Tennessee native Rodgerick Brown had received an Iowa State offer. According to a source, the 6-foot-7 forward will officially visit Iowa State sometime next week.

Brown, who has already visited Florida Gulf Coast and Middle Tennessee State, has upcoming visits scheduled for Wichita State and UAB as well.

2018 guard sets visit too 

Last but certainly not least, is reporting that 2018 point guard Jordan Lathon will officially visit Iowa State later this week.

According to a source, this recruitment will likely come down to Iowa State and Northwestern, where Lathon will visit this weekend.

The 6-foot-4, 175-pound guard hails from Grandview, Mo. Lathon is currently the 128th ranked player in Rivals’ class of 2018.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.