RECRUITING: Iowa State offers 2025 legacy recruit Amare Bynum

Iowa State has extended a new offer in the 2025 recruiting cycle.

Omaha Bryan forward Amare Bynum landed an offer from T.J. Otzelberger’s program on Wednesday during an unofficial visit to Ames. The 6-foot-6 wing is the son of former Cyclone Omar Bynum, who played three seasons for the program in the early 2000s.

Bynum is considered one of the top players in Nebraska’s 2025 class and recently was a standout performer at the Nike Elite 100 camp. He plays AAU ball for MoKan Elite, the program that produced Iowa State freshmen Omaha Biliew and Kayden Fish.

Bynum is the third known target in Iowa State’s 2025 recruiting process, joining West Des Moines guard Curtis Stinson, Jr. and Milwaukee center Kai Rogers.

Iowa State is coming off signing a 2023 recruiting class that ranked near the top nationally and currently holds the No. 3 group of commits in the country for the 2024 cycle.

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