Eikmeier - 100% Cyclone

Wes Eikmeier never would have imagined a year ago that he'd be in this position right now. Consider this, Eikmeier has never even played a game as a junior in high school, and he's already committed to a Big 12 school. See what Eikmeier had to say about his commitment right here in this CN basketball recruiting feature.

Eikmeier is a 6'3, 155 pound guard out of Fremont Bergan HS in Fremont, Neb. He averaged 23 PPG as a sophomore, and now he's a committed Cyclone.


"Last year I was just trying to make my high school team better. I thought that this would be a couple of years down the road," Eikmeier told CN. "I always had goals back then to play division one basketball, the level or conference didn't really make a difference. I never saw myself committing this early."


Eikmeier took an unofficial visit to Iowa State just last Thursday night where he watched the Cyclone football team win a triple overtime 45-43 thriller over Toledo. While Eikmeier was on his visit, his first big-time offer came.


"It was great. The college atmosphere, the campus setting, everything was great. A place like that is definitely a place where I could see myself being happy," Eikmeier said. "After I got back from my visit I felt that it was a great fit for me. I didn't come back with any negatives after the visit. I felt like I couldn't pass up on that opportunity."


With two years of high school ball yet to go, a lot of changes will occur before Eikmeier actually steps foot on the Ames campus as a student. There is a good possibility that Eikmeier could garner even more attention to himself by other colleges. If this happens, would Eikmeier possibly look elsewhere?


"I'm positive that I want to be a Cyclone. I don't see myself going back on it. It's a perfect fit and I'm going to work really hard to prepare myself to play in the Big 12," Eikmeier said.


While assistant coach Jeff Rutter was instrumental in the recruitment of Eikmeier, the guard says that Greg McDermott's system was one of the biggest factors to his commitment.


"That's one of the big factors as in why I committed early. I think that his system will be great for me. With the structure and all of the sets, I think it will be great," Eikmeier said.


Chances are, Eikmeier will be a combo guard playing both the one and the two at Iowa State.



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