“It was the best situation for me,” Feazell said. “They are losing six seniors and they need people to come in and play right away. I thought that was a big thing. It’s a great environment and a great program.”
Feazell, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound power forward, picked the Cyclones over Alabama, Baylor Pittsburgh and Mississippi State. Feazell only took one official visit, which was to Iowa State this past weekend.
“Really the last couple of days,” he said when asked when he knew he wanted to go to Iowa State. “I’ve been thinking hard on it and praying about it. It just hit me today that it was the best situation for me.”
Iowa State assistant William Small was the point man on Feazell and has been recruiting him for three years.
“It’s good because I’ve known him since he was a Murray State,” Feazell said. “I’ve known him since then. We’ve always been cool.”
The long recruitment has allowed Feazell and Prohm to get close.
“He’s a great coach,” Feazell said about Prohm. “I talk to him everyday. He’s a really nice guy.”
The Monticello (Miss.) Lawrence County is regarded as a three-star prospect.
“I think I can help them playing the stretch four position, where Georges Niang played,” he said. “I can stretch the floor.”
Iowa State now has a pair of pledges in their 2017 class. Feazell joins Terrence Lewis to make up their current recruiting class.