McGee excited to play in front of Hoiberg

Future Iowa State guard Tyrus McGee is enjoying an outstanding sophomore season at Cowley (KS) College and this week he will get the opportunity to showcase his skills in front of his future Iowa State head coach.

"Coach Hoiberg is coming down to see me play against Coffeyville this Wednesday," said McGee. "With us being 10-4 and them being 10-1 it should be a great game for him to see."

Tyrus scored a career-high 38 points against Highland Community College in December and is averaging 19.6 points per game along with 3.4 assists, 5.9 rebounds, and 2.3 steals.

McGee is also shooting 86% (57-66) from the free thrown line and 43% (36-84) from three-point range. He told Cyclone Sports Report that he clearly knows why his game is continuing to improve.

"I'm really being patient because last year I was trying to play too fast," said McGee. "I finally figured it out and so now I'm just slowing it down and I'm playing a lot with a lot of confidence. My goal for the rest of the season is to get the team involved as much as possible and so that is what I am working on."

Tyrus is also liking how things have started for Iowa State this season.

"I'm very impressed with what Coach Hoiberg is doing," he said. "I think he has shocked a lot of people because I think a lot of people thought they might not be too good this year and I think Coach Hoiberg is the reason for why they have such an impressive winning record."

Tyrus also enjoys talking with his future coach whenever he gets the chance.

"I talk to Coach Hoiberg a lot and we talk about a lot of things," he said. "He'll tell me about things he expects from me for next year and how he expects me to play a lot if I do those things. I also talk with him about my season and how things are going for my team."


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