RECRUITING: Iowa State set to host Troy transfer next month

Iowa State will host Troy sit-out transfer Javan Johnson for an official visit next month. The visit was first reported by CycloneAlert’s Alex Halsted.

Johnson, who will visit Ames during the first weekend in May, averaged 10.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game this past season for the Trojans. The 6-foot-7 wing entered his name into the transfer portal after Phil Cunningham was fired at Troy last month. He would sit out one year before playing two seasons at his next school.

Iowa State currently has three scholarships open for the 2019 spring recruiting cycle following Cameron Lard’s decision to leave the program plus Talen Horton-Tucker and Lindell Wigginton’s decisions to declare for the NBA Draft.

The Cyclones have reportedly been in the mix for several transfers over the past several weeks but Johnson is the first to schedule a visit. Iowa State is also in the top-three for French high school guard Clarence Nadolny and offered former South Dakota State signee Caleb Grill during an unofficial visit this week.

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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.