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RECRUITING: Cyclones hosting three-star guard on official visit

While Iowa State waits to learn its fate with the state’s top prospect Xavier Foster, who will announce his college decision on Nov. 11, the Cyclones are hosting another official visitor.

Three-star shooting guard Darlinstone Dubar is on campus is in Ames this weekend after picking up an offer from the Cyclones last month. The 6-foot-4, 170-pound Charlotte-native is considered the No. 373 player in the 2020 class by 247Composite.

Dubar, who is rated as the No. 88 shooting guard in the class and No. 22 player in North Carolina, also holds offers from Auburn, Marquette, Maryland, Kansas State, Seton Hall, Wichita State and a few other Division I programs.

Iowa State currently has two commitments in the 2020 recruiting cycle in Georgia guard Jaden Walker and four-star forward Dudly Blackwell. Foster will announce his decision between Iowa State and Iowa.

The program currently does not have any open scholarships for next year, but the situation remains fluid, as always, with possible attrition or players leaving school to pursue their professional careers.

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.