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RECRUITING: Jalen Coleman-Lands is a Cyclone

Feb 15, 2020; Omaha, Nebraska, USA; DePaul Blue Demons guard Jalen Coleman-Lands (5) dribbles against the Creighton Bluejays in the first half at CHI Health Center Omaha. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State has landed a commitment from one of the nation’s top available graduate transfers.

Highly-touted DePaul guard Jalen Coleman-Lands announced his pledge to Steve Prohm’s program in an Instagram post on Saturday, bringing to an end a recruitment that featured a handful of other major Division I programs, including a final five of Michigan, USC, Cal, NC State and the Cyclones.

The 6-foot-3 Indianapolis native averaged 11.1 points per game last season for the Blue Devils while shooting 36 percent from the field and 32 percent from behind the 3-point line. That followed a partial junior season in which Coleman-Lands scored 9.6 points in nine appearances for DePaul in 2018-19.

He originally signed with Illinois as a four-star recruit out of high school, going on to average 10.3 points and 8.0 points per game during his two seasons in Champaign.

Coleman-Lands is the second transfer addition to the program this spring, joining former Memphis guard and former four-star recruit Tyler Harris. Both players bring dynamic abilities with the ball in their hands on the offensive end while Coleman-Lands also adds some much-needed length to the Cyclone backcourt.

This leaves Prohm and his staff with two more open scholarships for the 2020-21 spring recruiting cycle.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on this story.

Jared Stansbury

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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.