Iowa State Basketball Set To Host Visitors

Iowa State will use the CyHawk game Saturday to host its first big basketball recruiting weekend. The Cyclones have three big visitors lined up, and has the details.

Iowa State has hosted four visitors since the beginning of August, and has since watched two prospects from that group commit to help jumpstart what will be a large 2016 class. 

Now, the Cyclones are set for their biggest weekend yet. 

Iowa State will use the CyHawk game Saturday to bring in three official visitors. That group includes four-star high school forwards Romello White and Eric Curry as well as JUCO guard Darrion Strong, who the team very much still wants even after adding a commitment from JUCO point guard Donovan Jackson.

The Cyclones will not get a visit from Jeriah Horne, who told last Wednesday, two days after the team received a commitment from forward Solomon Young, that he was cancelling his trip and narrowing Iowa State from his list.

White is a talented 6-foot-8 forward from IMG Academy in Florida who, after backing off an early pledge to Tennessee following the firing of coach Donnie Tyndall, has seen his recruitment heat up. The No. 84 prospect in the 2016 class holds offers from the likes of Georgia, Kansas, Tennessee, Georgia Tech and Texas A&M in addition to Iowa State and multiple other high-major programs.

Iowa State sees White as a talented low-block player who is both tough and physical and can make plays at the rim while also being an aggressive rebounder.

Iowa State wasn't supposed to get a visit from Curry until Oct. 3, but after visiting Minnesota on his first official visit last weekend, the 6-foot-8 forward from Arkansas canceled his scheduled Sept. 12 visit to SMU and instead moved his trip to Ames up multiple weeks. 

Curry has cut his list to six schools and the plan was to visit them all, starting with the recent Minnesota trip. After he visits Iowa State this weekend, the No. 97 prospect in 2016 is set to visit Arkansas next weekend from Sept. 18-19. The other schools in his mix have been SMU, Alabama and Vanderbilt. 

There is no set timetable for a decision from Curry.

Despite the recent commitment of JUCO point guard Donovan Jackson, Iowa State still wants Darrion Strong and hasn't let up in the recruitment of the versatile guard. Strong, who made his first official visit over the weekend to Oklahoma, is also a talented two-guard and the Cyclones like him at both spots. 

Strong, who is the son of former Iowa State basketball player Adrian Moore, also has interest from a number of other Power 5 schools. Iowa State and Oklahoma are the current favorites, and while his plan has been to decide in November, it's possible that timeline could be sped up.

First, Strong wants to hear Steve Prohm's vision and reasoning for wanting two JUCO guards in the 2016 class.

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