RECRUITING: Iowa State adds Old Dominion graduate transfer Zoran Talley

Iowa State men’s basketball coach Steve Prohm has kept the door open for the addition of another player for the 2017-18 season and now we know why. Old Dominion graduate transfer forward Zoran Talley has signed with Iowa State and will be immediately eligible to play this season, a source confirmed to Cyclone Fanatic on Thursday.

It was later announced in a press release by Iowa State. Talley will have two years of eligibility remaining.

“We are excited to add Zoran to our program,” Prohm said in a release Thursday afternoon. “He has had great success, both personally and as a team, at ODU and will be an asset for our team. Zoran brings versatility on both ends of the floor and his ability to play and guard several positions will benefit us. He can score and make plays and with him being immediately eligible, that is great for us.”

Talley, who was named Conference USA’s sixth man of the year this past season, averaged 11.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 26 games, including six starts, for the Monarchs in 2016-17. He was dismissed from the Old Dominion program in April due to a violation of team rules.

The 6-foot-7, 200-pound small forward started 31 games as a freshman in 2015-16, averaging 8.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. He was named to the C-USA All-Freshman team.

The Merrillville, Ind. product averaged 16.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game as a senior at Don Bosco Prep in 2013-14. He was a multiple time All-Area selection at Merrillville High School before playing his final prep season at Don Bosco.

The addition of Talley leaves Iowa State with one open scholarship for the 2017-18 season.

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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