Bolton enters transfer portal

Feb 23, 2021; Waco, Texas, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Rasir Bolton (45) passes the ball past Baylor Bears guard Davion Mitchell (45) during the second half at Ferrell Center. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports

T.J. Otzelberger’s first season at the helm of Iowa State men’s basketball will feature a new leading scorer.

Junior guard Rasir Bolton has entered his name into the transfer portal and will seek a new school as a graduate transfer. This leaves the Cyclones with three scholarships open for the spring recruiting period.

Bolton, a native of Petersburg, Va., arrived at Iowa State as a transfer from Penn State prior to the 2019-20 season. He averaged double-digit points in each of his two years as a Cyclone, including a 15.5 point on 45.9 percent shooting from the field output for the program this past season to lead the team during its 2-22 campaign.

Bolton was named third-team All-Big 12 for his efforts in 2020-21.

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.