Women's Basketball

WBB: 2020 guard Aubrey Joens commits to join sister at Iowa State

Another Joens sister has committed to wearing the cardinal and gold.

Iowa City High class of 2020 guard Aubrey Joens has committed to join her sister Ashley at Iowa State. Aubrey will be the third Joens girl to play Division I college basketball joining Ashley, who will be a freshman for the Cyclones this season, and Courtney, who is entering her junior season at Illinois.

Joens averaged 12.9 points per game as a sophomore this past year while helping City High advance to the Class 5A state title game. She earned third-team All-State honors and was most recently a member of the All-Iowa Attack U17 team which won the Nike EYBL national championship.

On that All-Iowa Attack team, Aubrey played alongside 2020 Iowa State commit Kylie Feurebach and 2020 Iowa State target Caitlin Clark, who is considered one of the top-5 prospects in the country for her class. The Cyclones also hold a commitment from Wisconsin guard Lexi Donarski in the 2020 class.

Joens will have two seasons to play alongside her sister in Ames starting with the 2020-21 campaign. We will have more to come later this afternoon on Joens’ commitment.

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.