This will be a big weekend for the Iowa State men's basketball program on a number of fronts. Practice opens on Saturday with the Cyclone Shootout at 3:30 p.m., shortly after the football team wraps up a game against nationally-ranked Texas. But head coach Wayne Morgan will be looking to sell his program to a highly-recruited JUCO big man from the state of Texas.
will be hosting a JUCO power forward this weekend when 6-foot-8, 230-pounder Robert Faulkner
heads to Ames for an official visit. As a freshman at Texas' South Plains C.C., the athletic big man averaged 10.4 points and 4.8 rebounds in a reserve role.
After the recent commitments of their top prospects to other programs, the Cyclones may look to Faulkner to fill a void at power forward in the fall signing period.
ISU already has commitments from wing man Rahshon Clark and combo guard Tasheed Carr, and will most likely look to fill out the recruiting class with two big men between now and next spring.
Faulkner is currently considering Iowa State, Iowa, Nebraska, Texas A&M and Florida State.
The Cyclones are still hoping to get an official visit from Ra'Sean Dickey next weekend. Dickey has had next weekend marked for his trip to Ames for a while, but has since had positive visits to Georgia Tech and Auburn.
Another big man, 6-foot-10, 300-pound Ohio prep Aaron Agnew has set an official trip to ISU the following weekend, Nov. 1.