Basketball

CFTV: Catching up with Zion Griffin, Michael Jacobson at CCL

The Iowa State men’s basketball team’s off-season has reached the week of July 4, which means that the YMCA Capital City League is in full swing in West Des Moines.

We caught up with both Zion Griffin and Michael Jacobson at Valley Southwoods on Sunday to see how their summers were going in Ames.

At this point last year, Griffin was undergoing surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee.

He commented on how much longer this year’s off-season felt and how ready he is for November to come around.

Griffin ended the night with 37 points and nine rebounds.

Jacobson spoke about the cross-seas trip that the team will be taking to Italy before the official season starts.

Jacobson spoke about the incoming freshman as well, who all had big nights on Sunday.

Marcedus Leech and Rasir Bolton combined for 93 points in a loss to Luke Anderson (26 points) and Prentiss Nixon’s  (26 points) YMCA team.

Tre Jackson ended the night with 33 points and 15 rebounds to help his team take down top-10 recruit N’Faly Dante and Des Moines Lions Club.

Connor Ferguson

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Connor will be covering women’s basketball for Cyclone Fanatic during the 2018-19 season. He is currently a junior enrolled at Iowa State and is studying journalism at Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism. Connor also covers a variety of sports around the state of Iowa, including Indoor football and motorsports for Last Word on Sports. He also appears on-air four times a week covering high school football for 1460 KXnO, college football for his own podcast, and professional sports for 88.5 KURE – Iowa State’s student radio station.