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Basketball

RECRUITING: Cyclones land commitment from Georgia PG

After officially visiting Ames over the weekend, Georgia point guard Jaden Walker is going to be a Cyclone.

The 6-foot-5, 170-pound Lawrenceville native made his pledge to Steve Prohm’s staff on Monday, a source tells Cyclone Fanatic publisher Chris Williams. Walker is Iowa State’s first commitment for the 2020 recruiting cycle.

Rated as the three-star recruit, Walker is considered the No. 288 player and No. 48 point guard in the class by 247Composite. He chose the Cyclones over offers and reported interested from Mississippi State, Georgia, Georgia Tech and a handful of other programs.

Walker fills one of the two scholarships Iowa State is expected to have open for the 2020 recruiting cycle, but that number is always fluid with attrition and possible pro departures. Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on this story.

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.

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