Women's Basketball

WBB: Iowa State adds Marquette transfer guard Mackenzie Hare

Iowa State women’s basketball earned its second commitment from the transfer portal this off-season on Monday in former Marquette guard Mackenzie Hare.

In her sophomore season with Marquette, Hare produced as a sharp shooter. The 5-foot-9 guard finished the year with a 42.5 percent mark from the 3-point line.

“As you can see, they love to shoot threes,” Hare said. “That’s what I like to do, too. So just doing that, being able to kind of grow and continue to develop as a player (with) so many great players around me – being able to play-make and put them into positions to be successful as well.”

Hare also excels in the playmaking department.

The Naperville, Illinois native averaged 14.0 points, 2.4 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game earning all Big East honorable mention.

“I think an assist feels way better than a basket any day,” Hare said. “So the more I can do that and get my teammates in positions where they can be successful and positions where they’re able to do what they do, that will make it even better.”

Hare chose the Cyclones after taking visits to North Carolina, Michigan State and Kansas.

The chemistry and talent on the team played big parts in her choice to play in Ames next season.

“I just think being on campus – I felt like I was at home right away,” Hare said. “I really connected with the girls and the staff, as well, was just was just great. It was just super exciting to get to see that and be there and kind of get a feel for all of that.”

Hare becomes the 10th player locked in to Iowa State’s 2024-25 roster. Five players on the roster are returning rotation pieces, along with redshirt Alisa Williams who sat out last season, fellow transfer Sydney Harris, and a pair of signees in Aili Tanke and Reagan Wilson.

Iowa State likely isn’t done adding yet, but took a big step towards completing its roster prep for next year on Monday.