Catching up with Tyrus McGee

Tyrus McGee loves basketball. After being picked up to play in The Basketball Tournament (TBT) for the Hilton Magic Legends last season, it didn’t take the former Cyclone more than a trip to a car to ask where he could find a hoop. The guy just loves t...

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Melvin Ejim

AMES — Melvin Ejim’s starred at Hilton Coliseum and stood in awe at The Colosseum. He’s soared for dunks and pored over historic sites.  The Toronto native — and one of Iowa State’s all-time greats — has seen it all in a career that’s spanne...

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Tyler Ellerman

 Former ISU walk-on and favorite Tyler Ellerman posts up a defender. (Photo courtesy Iowa State Athletics Communications)  Every day, the fourth-generation farmer pulls on his work gloves, collects the appropriate tools and heads out into his vast fields of...

Q&A: Tony Colosimo, GM of Hilton Magic Legends

The second iteration of the Iowa State alumni-centered TBT (The Basketball Tournament, a winner-take-all, 64-team tournament with $2 million up for grabs) team got some good news early Wednesday morning when former Cyclone guard DeAndre Kane announced he would leave t...

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Tyrus McGee, Part II

Former ISU star guard Tyrus McGee in action.(Photo courtesy Iowa State Athletics Communications) There’s real and there’s fake. Spending time at Iowa State helped Tyrus McGee become adept at sifting real support from the fair weather type. And the form...

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Tyrus McGee, Part I

 Former Iowa State star guard Tyrus McGee in action. He led the nation in 3-point field goal percentage in 2012-13. (Photo courtesy ISU Athletics Communications) Tyrus McGee glanced at his phone and recognized the number. On the other end sat former Iowa...

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Scott Christopherson

Scott Christopherson exulted, then knelt, positioning his lips toward center court at Hilton Coliseum. The slick-shooting guard finally planted a parting smooch on the hardwood after a rousing comeback senior night win in 2012 over Baylor — and none of ...

Former Cyclones with NBA decisions

‘Tis the season for professional basketball players to take the next step in their careers. NBA teams are finalizing their respective training camp rosters and that means former Cyclones have to make an educated guess whether they can realistically make an NB...

Monday Musings: The transfer route works

Going by traffic numbers and the amount of attention that it got on our forums over the weekend, I am going to assume that you all found last week’s exclusive interview with Iowa State assistant basketball coach Matt Abdelmassih as riveting as I did. It isn’t ve...