Mar 25, 2022; Chicago, IL, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach T.J. Otzelberger yells during the second half against the Miami Hurricanes in the semifinals of the Midwest regional of the men’s college basketball NCAA Tournament at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports
Iowa State will reportedly host one of its priority targets for the 2023 recruiting cycle on an official visit next week.
Four-star guard Jelani Hamilton is expected to visit Ames on June 20, according to Endless Motor Sports. The 6-foot-6, 180-pound Georgian will be one of the staff’s top targets throughout the upcoming AAU recruiting cycles next month.
Hamilton, an Austell, Ga. native, is considered the No. 101 player in the class by the 247Composite along with being the No. 15 shooting guard in this cycle and No. 7 player in Georgia.
He already has a solid offer list in addition to the Cyclones with Auburn, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Illinois, LSU, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech and Xavier all having extended scholarship offers at this point.
Iowa State is the most recent school to offer the Cumberland Christian Academy product.
The 2023 recruiting cycle is sure to be a busy one for T.J. Otzelberger and his staff with only four scholarship players currently guaranteed to return for the 2023-24 season while several others on this year’s roster will have the option to return for COVID years.
Hamilton will certainly be one for Iowa State fans to follow in the coming weeks as the Cyclones narrow down a list of priorities that also includes five-star power forward Omaha Billiew and four-star forward Milan Momcilovic.