Cyclones Add Tennessee Sit-Out Forward Transfer Ray Kasongo

Iowa State filled its final scholarship spot with the addition of Tennessee forward transfer Ray Kasongo on Saturday. Kasongo will sit out in 2016-17 before having two remaining years at Iowa State.

Iowa State's search to fill its 13th and final scholarship spot has come to an end with the commitment of Tennessee transfer Ray Kasongo on Saturday following his visit, a source told

Since Iowa State settled its 2016-17 roster in May, it has been working to pinpoint options to fill the final void, seemingly preferring a sit-out transfer to bolster the 2017-18 roster. The 6-foot-8, 245-pound Kasongo, who appeared in 22 games in his lone season at Tennessee, effectively fills that void. He will sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules and will have two remaining years of eligibility beginning with the 2017-18 season.

Kasongo went the JUCO route out of high school, playing in 34 games as a freshman at the College of Southern Idaho where he averaged 6.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 15.6 minutes per game. He played last season for first-year Tenneesee coach Rick Barnes, averaging 1.4 points and  and 1.5 rebounds in 5.5 minutes per game (22 games).

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