Grill out vs. Kansas State

Iowa State University Cyclones guard Caleb Grill (2) passes the ball around Texas Longhorns guard Marcus Carr (5) during the first half at Hilton Coliseum Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2022, in Ames, Iowa. Photo by Nirmalendu Majumdar/Ames Tribune

Iowa State senior guard Caleb Grill will not play in the Cyclones’ game in Manhattan this afternoon, according to CycloneAlert’s Nick Osen.

Grill has been battling a lingering back injury for the last several weeks, and has left him categorized as day-to-day by Iowa State head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

The injury has held him out of only one game to this point, the Cyclones’ loss to Missouri in the Big 12/SEC Challenge two weeks ago, but has hampered his play significantly since it happened in Iowa State’s win over Texas on Jan. 17.

Grill played 13 minutes in Iowa State’s 11-point win over TCU on Wednesday, going 0-of-4 from the field, 0-of-1 from the free throw line and posting a -16 plus/minus. That followed a performance in which he went 1-of-5 from deep and 1-of-5 from the free throw line in a loss to Oklahoma State last Saturday at Hilton Coliseum.

On the season, Grill is averaging 10.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists while shooting 37.7 percent from 3-point range.

Iowa State and Kansas State will tip-off from Manhattan at 1 p.m. on ESPN.

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.