RECRUITING: Iowa State offers Chicago PF

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.

Iowa State men’s basketball has identified another priority target for its 2023 recruiting class.

TJ Otzelberger extended a scholarship offer to Chicago power forward Davius Loury during a phone call Sunday evening, a source told Cyclone Fanatic. Loury, a 6-foot-7, 205-pound forward out of Kenwood Academy, played on the EYBL for Mac Irvin Fire over the summer.

Iowa State is the fifth major conference program to offer Loury with DePaul, Illinois, Nebraska and LSU being the others. He also has offers from Western Illinois and Miami (OH).

The Cyclones currently do not have any commitments for the 2023 recruiting cycle with well over a year left before prospects are set to sign in that class.

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.