Basketball

RECRUITING: Wheeler picks UGA over Iowa State

Iowa State is officially 0-of-2 on spring priority recruits.

Last week, the Cyclones missed out on French guard Clarence Nadolny after he committed to Texas Tech. On Monday, Iowa State missed out on four-star former Texas A&M signee Sahvir Wheeler when he announced his decision to commit to Georgia over the Cyclones.

Wheeler, who was regarded as the No. 94 player in the country by 247Composite, visited Iowa State late last month and had nothing but great things to say about Ames and Steve Prohm. Regardless, the 5-foot-8 point guard decided to keep his commitment in the SEC.

Now, the Cyclones will await the college decision of three-star former South Dakota State signee Caleb Grill. The Maize, Kan. native is expected to announce his college choice sometime this week between Iowa State, UNLV and Kansas State. He has visited all three schools with a trip to Las Vegas this past weekend being the most recent.

Iowa State also remains in play for several transfers, including Little Rock graduate transfer Rayjon Tucker, who is regarded as one of the top players in the country changing schools during this cycle. They also recently hosted Troy sit-one, play-two transfer Javan Johnson on an official visit.

Regardless of what happens with all three guys, the staff will likely be forced to regroup on some level after missing out on two players they put quite a bit of time into during the spring.

Jared Stansbury

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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.