Top-10 2021 combo guard includes ISU in top-seven

Iowa State is among the top-seven for one of the nation’s top 2021 combo guards.

Kansas City, Kan. native, and IMG Academy student, Tamar Bates announced his top-seven schools on Monday with the Cyclones, Creighton, Kansas, Missouri, Oregon and Alabama making the cut.

Bates, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound four-star prospect, is considered the No. 113 player in the country, No. 8 combo guard and No. 14 player from Kansas in the 2021 recruiting class. He also held offers from major programs such as Kansas State, Colorado, Oklahoma, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Texas and Virginia Tech.

Iowa State currently holds one commitment in the 2021 recruiting cycle in Wisconsin point guard Tyrese Hunter. The Cyclones are expected to have three scholarships open for the 2021 recruiting class at this time.

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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.

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