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Cyclones make five-star combo guard Hunter Sallis’ top-12

Iowa State remains in the running for one of the nation’s best players in the 2021 recruiting class.

Omaha combo guard Hunter Sallis included the Cyclones in his top-12 list released on Twitter on Sunday. The other 11 schools on the five-star prospect’s list are Kentucky, Michigan, Alabama, Oregon, Creighton, Gonzaga, North Carolina, Auburn, Kansas, Louisville and UCLA.

The 6-foot-4, 165-pound Millard North senior is considered the No. 19 player in the country, No. 2 combo guard and No. 1 player in Nebraska, according to 247Composite. Cutting his list to 12 eliminates more than half of his 25 public offers, which also included Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Wisconsin.

Iowa State was the first of his final 12 schools to extend a scholarship offer when they did so during an unofficial visit in Sept. 2018.

The Cyclones currently hold one commitment for the 2021 class in four-star Wisconsin point guard Tyrese Hunter, who is considered the No. 13 point guard and No. 78 player in the class. The program is expected to have three scholarships open for the class at this time.

Jared Stansbury


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.