RECRUITING: Cyclones land commitment from top-100 point guard

Iowa State’s 2021 recruiting class is off to a good start.

The Cyclones landed a commitment from top-100 point guard Tyrese Hunter on Tuesday when he announced his decision via his Twitter account.

Hunter is considered the No. 79 player in the country, No. 13 point guard and No. 2 player in Wisconsin by 247Composite. He chose the Cyclones over 24 other public offers from schools such as Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Creighton and Texas Tech.

Hunter is Iowa State’s first commitment for the 2021 recruiting cycle in which they’re expected to have three open scholarships at this point. He is the Cyclones’ highest-rated point guard commit since Lindell Wigginton in the 2017 class.

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