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Lard named Big 12’s Co-Newcomer of the Week

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State Athletics Communications.

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State freshman big man Cameron Lard was named the Big 12’s Co-Newcomer of the Week after averaging 17.0 points, 7.5 Rebounds and 3.0 blocks as the Cyclones went 1-1 on the week.

Lard had perhaps the finest performance of his debut season in Cardinal & Gold on Saturday, helping the Cyclones to a 70-52 upset of No. 8 Texas Tech at Hilton Coliseum. The native of Natchitoches, La., scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds, to go with three blocks in the victory. He shot 9-of-11 from the field, and is shooting 68.3 percent in his last four games.

Lard’s three blocked shots brought his season total to 35, already the third-best freshman total in school history.

For the season, Lard is averaging 12.0 points and 7.0 rebounds to rank second on the team. The Cyclones are back in action tonight, set to take on Texas in Austin at 6 p.m. on ESPNU.

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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