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Three-star forward Demarion Watson set to announce college decision on Monday

Former UNLV and current Iowa State head coach T.J. Otzelberger instructs the team in the first half of a college basketball game against the Cincinnati Bearcats, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati.

One of Iowa State’s top targets left for the 2022 recruiting cycle will announce his college decision this week.

Three-star Minneapolis forward Demarion Watson is set to make his commitment at 2 p.m. central time on Monday. Iowa State and Vanderbilt are considered the most likely landing spots for the Totino-Grace product.

Watson, 6-foot-6, 175 pounds, visited Ames last month. He’s considered the No. 141 player in the 2022 class, No. 35 small forward and No. 6 prospect in Minnesota, by the 247Composite.

In addition to Iowa State and Vanderbilt, which Watson visited during the first weekend in July, Watson holds offers from Minnesota, Cal, Creighton, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Marquette, Missouri, Nebraska, Stanford and Xavier.

Landing Watson would give the Cyclones one of the best classes in the country at this stage of the recruiting cycle with Ames High star Tamin Lipsey and Minnesota guard Eli King already in the fold. The class already ranks No. 15 in the country, but would likely rise into the top-10 and near the top-5 in 247‘s class rankings with a commitment.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for full coverage of Watson’s announcement on Monday.

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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