RECRUITING: Iowa State listed in five-star PG Kira Lewis’ top-12

Iowa State has been listed among the top-12 schools for five-star point guard Kira Lewis. The No. 30 prospect in the country announced the cut from 33 scholarship offers to the 12 schools on his Twitter account Tuesday afternoon.

Lewis, a 6-foot-3, 162-pound Hazel Green, Ala. native, is considered the No. 4 point guard in the country by 247Composite. He’s rated as the No. 2 player in the state of Alabama.

Home-state schools Alabama and Auburn are among the 12 institutions listed in Lewis’ top-12 along with Iowa State, Kansas, Baylor, Indiana, Providence, Houston, LSU, Georgia, Ole Miss and TCU.

Iowa State extended Lewis a scholarship offer in January then he hosted head coach Steve Prohm for a home visit in April. Lewis has a prior relationship with new Iowa State assistant coach James Kane dating back to his time as an assistant at Murray State and Dayton.

The Cyclones currently have two open scholarships for the 2019 class with Missouri wing Marcedus Leech already committed, but that number could change depending on Lindell Wigginton’s sophomore season and whether or not he returns to school for his junior year or declares for the NBA Draft.

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.