Solomon Young wanted to talk his recent visit to Iowa State over with his mother, but after returning home to Sacramento (Calif.), the three-star forward quickly came to a decision.
The 6-foot-6 Young told AllCyclones.com on Monday afternoon that he would commit to Iowa State, choosing the Cyclones over his other two finalists, Nevada and USF. Young had visited Iowa State for his official visit from Friday through Sunday and had planned to make a decision by week’s end.
“I got a lot out of it,” Young said after his visit. “I got to see the campus, the facilities, I talked to the coaches and everybody."
Young held offers from the likes of USC and Washington, but those two schools cooled interest late. He was also drawing interest from Texas, Arizona State and several other schools before narrowing his list.
Young, who is somewhat undersized at the four, is versatile and able to play both the small forward and power forward positions. He shows an ability to make plays under the basket while also possessing an ability to hit jumpers outside.
“They’re looking for a guy like me to take the position as an incoming freshman next year,” Young said. “[Coach Steve Prohm] told me the position he wants to play me is like the four. I’ll have the freedom to shoot, bring it out, versatile [player] that can back a defender down or bring it out to shoot. Kind of like 3 [or] 4-type player.”
Iowa State has now picked up two commitments in as many days after JUCO point guard Donovan Jackson committed Sunday night. The Cyclones still have at least six scholarships to fill in the 2016 class.