Greg McDermott and T.J. Otzelberger have done it again. This morning Iowa State scored on their second big time JUCO recruit of the season and once again, this recruiting duo lived up to their early reputation of being closers. CN talked to Iowa State's newest recruits head JUCO coach this morning. Find out what he had to say about the newest member of the new era in Cyclone basketball right here at CN. "You guys got a steal," said the new recruits coach.
Greg McDermott and T.J.
Otzelberger have done it again. This morning Iowa State scored on their second
big time JUCO recruit of the season and once again, this recruiting duo lived up
to their early reputation of being closers.
"I told them that if they wanted
to get the kid then this is what I would do. They had him on a plane within 72
hours," said Dieter Horton, head basketball coach at Fullerton College. "They just basically bulldogged
the kid. It was exactly what Corey was looking for. It was exactly what Corey
His name is Corey McIntosh, a
5'10, 170 pound G out of Fullerton
College in California. McIntosh
averaged 17 PPG at point guard last season and more importantly, in his two
years at the helm, he's lead his team to a 61-4 record.
"He's actually still in Iowa. He'll be back in
Southern California today around 5 tonight,"
Like many other schools,
Iowa State assumed that McIntosh would be heading to the
east coast to play for Penn State, a school he was interested in.
McIntosh had turned down up to 25 schools before complications and Penn State arose, and McIntosh looked
"A friend of mine talked to T.J.
(Otzelberger). They called me and said that they needed a point guard. T.J. had
seen Corey about four times. He thought that they kid was going to Penn State. He didn't think anything of it.
When he heard that he wasn't going to Penn State he called me up and asked if he was
available. I said ‘yeah he's available," said Horton.
So what type of a player is Corey
"He's probably one of the best
point guards in all of California. He is a jet. He's an absolute
complete total jet," said Horton.
At 5'10, 170, many will be
skeptical of McIntosh's size, but according to Horton, that's nothing to worry
"There's probably not going to be
anybody quicker or faster than him. He's ripped. His body is just ripped out. He
has a phenomenal body," said Horton.
Iowa State also picked up an outside threat
with the commitment of McIntosh. Last season he averaged 48% from behind the
"You guys got a steal," said
Check back to CycloneNation.com
either tonight or tomorrow morning for a complete feature on the recruitment of