Cyclones in Hunter Sallis’ top-eight

Iowa State remains in the running for one of the nation’s best guards.

Omaha five-star prospect Hunter Sallis cut his list of collegiate options to eight on Monday with Iowa State, Kentucky, Gonzaga, North Carolina, Creighton, Oregon, Kansas and UCLA making the final eight.

Sallis is considered the No. 7 player in the country, No. 2 combo guard and top player in the state of Nebraska. The 6-foot-5, 175-pound prospect has long been a priority for Iowa State in the 2021 class as the Cyclones were the third program to offer him a scholarship in September of 2018.

Steve Prohm’s program signed one player in the early period last week, four-star Wisconsin point guard Tyrese Hunter.

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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.