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Conditt to play for Puerto Rico this summer

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications.

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State forward George Conditt IV will again don the jersey of Puerto Rico this summer as the country attempts to qualify for the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Conditt, who recently completed his junior season at ISU but still has two seasons of eligibility remaining, will practice with the Puerto Rican Men’s National Team from June 1-10 in Puerto Rico.

“It is an honor to be chosen to play on this team,” Conditt said. “The opportunity to represent not only myself, but to represent an entire country, is a great feeling.”

The team will then play practice games in Greece and Croatia before heading to Belgrade, Serbia for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament from June 29-July 4.

Puerto Rico will compete for one spot in the Olympics among five other teams: Dominican Republic, Italy, Philippines, Senegal and Serbia. Puerto Rico’s group will include Italy and Senegal, with the top two teams advancing to bracket play.

Conditt has played internationally for Puerto Rico in the past. In the summer of 2018 he played at the U18 FIBA Americas Championship, averaging 11.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.3 blocks while helping the team to a fourth-place finish.

The 2021 Summer Olympic Games will be held July 23-28.

Puerto Rico Schedule at Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Tuesday, June 29 at 9 a.m. (CDT) – vs. Senegal

Thursday, July 1 at 9 a.m. (CDT) – vs. Italy

Jared Stansbury

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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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