"Shawn Taggart is committing to Iowa State," Mighty Warriors coach Antonio Fozard said. "That's today, that's official and that's done."
Mount Zion and Iowa State have hooked up before. In fact, just last year, the Cyclones successfully recruited then Mount Zion point guard Tasheed Carr. That relationship didn't hurt this time around either.
"I think more so with Tasheed out there it played a big impact," Fozard said. "That's not the reason why he's going there. Wayne Morgan put a great impression on him and the coaching staff did a great job recruiting him. They stayed in contact and let him know that he was their only option.
"He'll work well up there with Tasheed being familiar with Shawn offensively."