Brockington, Hunter and Otzelberger moving up ISU’s single-season record charts

Iowa State Cyclones guard Izaiah Brockington (1) dunks the ball over West Virginia Mountaineers forward Isaiah Cottrell (13) during the second half at Hilton Coliseum Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, in Ames, Iowa.

Iowa State’s breakthrough 2021-22 season has allowed several Cyclones to thrive on the stat sheet. As we enter the final week of the regular season, a few Cyclones are looking to move up the program’s single-season record charts.

Here’s a look at where guys stand and how far they have to go to keep ascending on their respective lists:

Izaiah Brockington – Points, Conference Season

If the former Penn State transfer can reach or exceed his season average of 18.7 points during the team’s last two games, he’ll finish in the program’s top-five for most points scored during a conference season.

As it stands, Brockington has scored 302 points against Big 12 teams this season (an average of 18.9). He’s just 16 points from passing Curtis Stinson (2006) and Victor Alexander (1991) for the 10th best mark in program history.

A season-average performance from Brockington on Wednesday against Oklahoma State would give him 320 or so points against Big 12 teams this year and move him past Lindell Wigginton (2018) into ninth place in program history.

It is highly unlikely Brockington will catch the top two of Marcus Fizer (396 in 2000) and Georges Niang (360 in 2016), but third-place Craig Brackins (348 in 2009) and fourth-place Jeff Grayer (344 in 1988) could be surpassed with two slightly above average performances against the Cowboys tomorrow night then Baylor on Saturday.

George Conditt – Blocks, Career

The Iowa State legacy will already leave Ames as one of the program’s most prolific shot-blockers as he sits fourth in school history with 124 career swats. He would move up to No. 3 on the all-time list if he can block 11 shots during the Cyclones’ next two games (plus postseason) and pass Loren Meyer’s career total of 134.

Conditt is also tied with Jameel McKay for third in program history with three games of five or more blocked shots. Kelvin Cato holds the school record with 14 such games.

Tyrese Hunter, Single-Season Steals

The freshman floor general from Racine, Wis. has been one of the best perimeter defenders in all of college basketball this season and the best proof of that is his 55 swipes to this point. He needs just one more to tie Kenny Pratt and Fred Hoiberg for the 19th most steals in a single season at Iowa State.

Hunter is also just 10 steals shy of tying Hoiberg’s program record of 65 steals by a freshman in 1991-92. Tying that record would put Hunter behind only Marcus Smart, Mario Chalmers, Cookie Belcher, T.J. Ford, Jevon Carter, Byron Eaton and Kevin Durant on the Big 12’s single-season steals by a freshman chart.

Tyrese Hunter, Single-Season Assists

It would not be shocking at all to see Hunter become Iowa State’s all-time leader in assists by a freshman on Wednesday against the Cowboys. Hunter has already dished 139 assists to this point and is five shy of passing Curtis Stinson for second place and seven away from tying Gary Thompkins for the program’s single-season record of 146 dimes by a freshman.

Finishing with 146 assists would place Hunter eighth all-time by Big 12 freshmen, but he could conceivably climb to just outside of the top-5 before the season ends. It will be hard for anyone to ever break Trae Young’s record of 279 assists in 2017-18.

T.J. Otzelberger, Most Wins – First Season

Otzelberger has already led Iowa State to the biggest single-season turnaround in NCAA history after moving to plus-18 wins this past Saturday in Manhattan. He’s also just three wins away from tying the program record of 23 wins by a first-year head coach held by Steve Prohm (2015-16) and Tim Floyd (1994-95).

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.