RECRUITING: Cyclones in the mix for two more transfers

Iowa State’s list of potential transfer targets continues to grow.

On Friday, CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported the Cyclones are one of the six finalists for Bowling Green graduate transfer Justin Turner. Shortly after, The Stadium‘s Jeff Goodman said Iowa State is among the schools under consideration by Illinois transfer Alan Griffin.

Turner, a 6-foot-4 guard from Detroit, has averaged more than 18 points per game in each of the past two seasons for the Falcons while earning first-team All-MAC honors both years. This past season, Turner averaged 18.8 points, shot 42.7 percent from the field and 36.1 percent from 3-point range.

The Cyclones were included on his list of finalists with Louisville, Marquette, Xavier, Missouri and Arkansas.

Griffin averaged 8.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game this past season for the Fighting Illini while shooting nearly 42 percent from 3-point range. The 6-foot-5 sophomore guard is reportedly also considering Miami, Arizona, Marquette, Dayton, Texas, Syracuse and Duke.

Iowa State currently has four scholarships open for the 2020 spring recruiting cycle.

Jared Stansbury


Jared is in his seventh year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as a full-time staff writer in May 2016. He took over as the site's managing editor in January 2020. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.