Andre McFarland has a storied history with the Iowa State basketball program. He has connections with the coaches, and he formerly committed to Tim Floyd at USC. Now, with an ISU offer on the table, where does McFarland see ISU in his future? Find out the scoop right here at CN.
Andre McFarland was one of three
players to pick up an offer from the new coaching staff at Iowa State
this weekend during the All-Elite camp held in Ames.
McFarland, a 6'5, 205 pound
forward who is currently playing for the Las Vegas Prospects, has previous
connections to Iowa State. His current head coach with the
prospects and relative Anthony Brown is a long time friend of Iowa State assistant coach TJ Otzelberger, a
man who McFarland feels close to already.
"I really like Iowa State. I had fun while I was there. I know
their assistant coach TJ Otzelberger. My brother and him are really good
friends. I really like Iowa State a whole lot," McFarland told CN on
Iowa State is crazy about McFarland. So how
crazy is McFarland about Iowa State? So far the news is good for Cyclone
"I don't really have a favorite
State is at the top of my
list that I have now," McFarland said.
That list looks like this.
McFarland currently only has offers from Idaho
State. McFarland has a
family connection with the head coach at Idaho. Though his offer list is slim at the
time, it could be growing rapidly in the near future. McFarland is currently
seeing attention from Oklahoma, Indiana and Michigan as well but is yet to receive an
McFarland told CN that a
assistant coach told him to expect an offer soon.
As far as a timetable for a
commitment, McFarland is unsure of when it will happen, but he does know that
he'll make a decision before his high school season starts.
"I don't have a timetable on when
I want to commit. I want to experience the recruiting process again and take my
time making my decision because I rushed into it the first time," McFarland
Last season McFarland committed to
State head coach Tim Floyd
at USC and then decided to go in another direction.
"I'll probably make my commitment
before my high school season starts during the early signing period," McFarland
McFarland is currently a teammate
of a current Iowa State commit in Craig Brackins and a top target of
State in P'Allen Stinnett.
The three are playing AAU ball together for the Las Vegas Prospects and
according to McFarland, the trio has talked about playing together at college
"We all talk about going to school
together so it's possible. It's something that we keep in mind but we don't
think about it when we're making decisions. It'd be a lot of fun for all of us
to play together," McFarland said.
McFarland was a guy who turned
some heads this weekend as he earned an offer and became a top priority of the
State coaching staff, but
he wasn't as happy with his performance as you would have imagined.
"I was happy with my performance
but you always think that you can do better. I thought that I played well but
not as good as usual," McFarland said.
McFarland learned a lot of things
about Ames, Iowa
over the weekend but his favorite part about the trip was meeting the current
"Everybody was really fun to be
around and they all made me feel really comfortable being there," McFarland
CN will keep you updated on the
recruitment of McFarland.