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2019 YMCA Capital City League rosters announced

The rosters are set for the 2019 YMCA Capital City League season with less than two weeks left before opening night. Twelve of Iowa State’s 13 scholarship players are set to participate with reigning league MVP Tyrese Haliburton being the only exclusion presumably due to his participation in the USA Basketball U19 World Cup camp later this summer.

At first glance, perhaps the most intriguing roster belongs to league commissioner Derek Hannah’s Des Moines Outreach Lion’s Club. Senior forward Michael Jacobson and incoming freshman guard Caleb Grill headline the squad plus they will be joined by five-star Sunrise Christian Academy center N’Faly Dante, who is considered the No. 10 overall prospect in the 2020 recruiting class.

Senior forward Solomon Young and sophomore forward Zion Griffin come together to form what should be one of the league’s most formidable frontcourts for Fore The Veterans. That squad will also feature former Cyclone Kourtlin Jackson.

The newest Cyclone, Penn State transfer Rasir Bolton, will team up with incoming freshman Marcedus Leech for Walnut Creek YMCA. Meanwhile, Waukee-Clive Veterinary Clinic will field the league’s tallest frontcourt with Cyclone sophomore center George Conditt teaming up with Drake center, and former Cyclone, Brady Ernst. Those two will also be joined on the roster by incoming Cyclone freshman Tre Jackson.

Junior guard Terrence Lewis and sit-out transfer Javan Johnson will team up to lead an MRG International squad that also features former Grandview Christian standout and soon-to-be Drake Bulldog Issa Samake, Simpson standout Connor Riordan, YCCL mainstay Reed Mells and former St. Edmond Catholic sharpshooter Andrew Gibb, who will play college ball at Iowa Central CC next season, but is probably (jokingly) better known as my second-cousin.

Senior guard Prentiss Nixon and freshman forward Luke Anderson round out the Cyclones playing in the league on Sparta Waste Management.

The 2019 YCCL season will get underway on June 16 at Valley Southwoods when Waukee-Clive Veterinary Clinic and Fore the Vets square off in a 4:30 p.m. tip. You can view the full schedules and rosters in the links below.

YCCL Schedule 2019

YMCA Cap City Rosters 2019 (Media#1)

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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.

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