Summer school: Iowa State

22 Jun

By Sam Duren
National Hoops Report

With the July recruiting period right around the corner, college coaches are shifting their focus to recruiting. The July period marks the first time coaches can see high school players in person against equal level competition. What’s going on in the Big 12? The National Hoops Report will take a look at the recruiting landscape of all of the teams in the conference. Today, we look at Iowa State.

Iowa St

Expected Open scholarships: 3

The Cyclones will lose guards Chris Allen and Scott Christopherson to graduation and have one unused ship from this season.


Georges Niang, 6’7 PF, Tilton School, MA

Niang got the ball rolling for the Cyclones in May. He is undersized forward but a heady player that often finds himself in the right place at the right time for rebounds on both ends.

Nkereuwem “Kerwin” Okoro, 6’4 SG, St Raymonds, NY

Okoro has long been pursued by the Cyclones and the Bronx native pulled the trigger this week.  The shooting guard is a high energy player and looks to be a sign that Hoiberg is establishing strong connections on the East Coast.


Mike Gesell, 6’1 PG, South Sioux City, NE
Ray Lee, 6’4 PG, Romulus, MI
Sherron Dorsey-Walker, 6’5 SG, Pershing, MI
Kale Abrahamson, 6’7 SF, West Des Moines, IA
Daniel Dingle, 6’6 SF, St Raymonds, NY
Adam Woodbury, 6’11 C, Sioux City, IA


With the recent commitment of Okoro and Niang’s commitment in May, Iowa St’s recruiting class has taken shape. Okoro was a top target in 2012 and his commitment this week was a big get.  They now only have one scholarship to use for 2012 baring any defections.

Recent trends make it seems just likely that Fred Hoiberg uses the open ship on a Division One transfer as on a high school player.  Based on roster make up it would seem logical to assume any more additions from the prep ranks would play on the perimeter.

Mike Gressell is one of the top options at point guard, and ISU will have to go head to head with Big 10 teams Nebraska and Iowa for his services.

Ray Lee visited Ames in November for the first two games but recently it looks like he has cooled on Iowa St.

Small forward Kale Abrahamson looks to be the top local option, he is considered a great shooter, something Hoiberg values.  They could also continue to shore up their New York connections and focus on new commit Okoro’s teammate Daniel Dingle another big wing.

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