RECRUITING: Cyclones set to host top grad transfer Rayjon Tucker

Iowa State will host Arkansas-Little Rock graduate transfer guard Rayjon Tucker for a visit the first weekend in May, according to a report from 247‘s Mark Murphy.

Tucker, who has already visited Auburn and West Virginia, is regarded as one of the top transfers on the market right now. The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 20.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in 2018-19. He shot 41 percent from 3-point range and 49 percent from the field.

The Charlotte, N.C. native has also scheduled trips to Memphis and Kansas. He will be eligible to play immediately in 2019-20 after spending two seasons at Florida Gulf Coast, sitting out the 2017-18 season then playing one season at Little Rock.

One other factor in Tucker’s recruitment is that he has declared for the NBA Draft, but will be eligible to return to school if he withdraws his name before the May 29 deadline.

Iowa State currently has three scholarships open for the 2019 spring recruiting cycle, assuming Lindell Wigginton and Talen Horton-Tucker keep their names in the NBA Draft as expected. The Cyclones hosted three-star French guard Clarence Nadolny for an official visit this past weekend and will host four-star guard Sahvir Wheeler and three-star guard Caleb Grill in the next week.

The Cyclones have also scheduled an official visit with Troy sit-out transfer Javan Johnson for the same weekend as Tucker. Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on this fluid hoops recruiting season.

Jared Stansbury


Jared is in his seventh year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as a full-time staff writer in May 2016. He took over as the site's managing editor in January 2020. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.