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Iowa State makes Penn State transfer Brockington’s top-four

Feb 14, 2021; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions guard Izaiah Brockington (12) dunks the ball during the second half against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Bryce Jordan Center. Nebraska defeated Penn State 62-61. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State is a finalist for another Power 5 transfer.

The Cyclones have made the cut for Penn State transfer Izaiah Brockington’s final four, according to a report from CBS Sports‘ Jon Rothstein. Iowa State is joined in the group of finalists by BYU, Arkansas and Wake Forest.

Brockington averaged 12.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game this past season for the Nittany Lions while shooting 43 percent from the field. The 6-foot-4 Philadelphia native is a career 32 percent 3-point shooter.

The Cyclones, who have one scholarship remaining for next season, have completely remade their roster since T.J. Otzelberger took over at the program’s helm.

That retooling process has consisted of multiple additions from the transfer portal, including Power 5 transfers in Minnesota guard Gabe Kalscheur, Kansas guard/forward Tristan Enaruna and Washington State forward Aljaz Kunc, plus UNLV guard Caleb Grill and Denver center Robert Jones.

Next season’s roster will also bring the debut of four-star Wisconsin point guard Tyrese Hunter, who signed with previous head coach Steve Prohm before reaffirming his commitment last month.

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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