Brockington to declare for 2022 NBA Draft

Mar 18, 2022; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Izaiah Brockington (1) brings the ball up court against LSU Tigers guard Eric Gaines (2) in the first half during the first round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Izaiah Brockington’s Iowa State career is over.

The first-team All-Big 12 honoree has elected to forgo his one remaining year of eligibility to declare for the 2022 NBA Draft, as first reported by ESPN’s Jonathan Givony.

Brockington, a Philadelphia native, starred during his one season as a Cyclone, averaging 16.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game on his way to earning Big 12 Newcomer of the Year honors.

The 6-foot-5 Penn State transfer helped return Iowa State men’s basketball to the national stage, playing a crucial role in the program’s turnaround from only two wins in 2020-21 to a 22-13 record and a berth in the Sweet 16 this season.

We’ll have plenty more on this story throughout the day.

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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.