Basketball

INSIDER: Three grad transfers ISU is targeting this spring

What’s next for Iowa State basketball?

According to a source, Iowa State is beginning it’s construction of the 2020-21 roster with a handful of graduate transfers, all of whom would make an immediate impact next season.

More names will be popping up in the coming days but three we can identify at this point in the process are:

Bryce Aiken, 6-0, 175-pound G (Harvard) — This will be a tough one to pull as Aiken, who averaged 16.7 points per game as a senior last season, will be one of the most sought after grad transfers in the nation this spring. Aiken is a career north of 40 percent 3-point shooter. Again, it’s important to point out that the competition here will be stiff, as Aiken has already reportedly received interest from the likes of Michigan, Seton Hall, Marquette, Kansas, Gonzaga and Maryland. I’m told that Iowa State has some sort of a connection to Aiken, which puts the Cyclones in the ball game.

Darius Perry, 6-foot-2, 195-pound G (Louisville) — A former four-star high school prospect signed with Louisville under Rick Pitino. His career never blossomed during the craziness of that era. Perry averaged 5.2 points per game as a junior under Chris Mack. The list will likely grow, but competition right now consists mainly of Marquette and Arkansas. Perry was a 39 percent 3-point shooter as a junior for the Cardinals.

I just want to thank the city of Louisville for everything. Greatest fans ever and some of the greatest people ever. Love everybody and I’m going to miss it there. I have made the decision to enter the transfer portal and open up my recruiting I wish Louisville the best ❤️❤️— Darius Perry (@dariusperry) March 17, 2020

Tahj Eaddy, 6-foot-2, 165-pound G (Santa Clara) — Averaged 9.1 points per game while shooting 40 percent from the field. Eaddy has already narrowed his list down to a top five, consisting of: Iowa State, UConn, Georgia Tech, USC and Wichita State.

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Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old CycloneNation.com (Scout.com). He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, CycloneReport.com and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.