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RECRUITING: Cyclones in the top-10 for ’21 four-star PG

Iowa State is among the schools in the top-10 for one of the nation’s best 2021 point guard prospects.

Racine, Wis. native Tyrese Hunter released his list Monday afternoon on Twitter with the Cyclones included alongside Florida, Virginia Tech, Miami (FL), Georgia Tech, Marquette, Texas Tech, UConn and Georgia.

Hunter, 6-foot-1, 160-pounds, is considered the No. 13 point guard in the country and No. 81 player overall by 247Composite. The four-star prospect is currently regarded as the No. 2 player in the state of Wisconsin.

The Cyclones were the second program to offer Hunter a scholarship when they did so on May 12.

Cutting the list to 10 narrows Hunter’s collegiate options from the 21 schools that have offered him a scholarship. The list of schools that missed the cut includes Creighton, Minnesota, Louisville, Northwestern and Texas A&M.

Hunter was a first-team all-state selection as a junior after helping Racine achieve an undefeated season while averaging 21.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 3 steals and shooting 41 percent from 3-point range.

Iowa State currently projects to have three open scholarships for the 2021 recruiting cycle.

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.