Dykstra Excited About Future With Cyclones

Most national rankings have Jordan Dykstra ranked in the Top 50 for the Class of 2010, but according to him none of that is important. "It doesn't really matter to me. What matters to me is if I'm making Mac (Iowa State Head Coach Greg McDermott) happy," said Dykstra. "Whatever I can do to eventually fit into their system is what matters most to me."

In addition, the Rock Valley (IA) High School star forward feels these past two years since he made his early commitment as a freshman have only strengthened his opinion of Iowa State. "I think it has been a good two years for me and my decision has definitely been strengthened," he said. "I have gotten to know Mac better and I feel he's a really good guy. I want to play for a coach like Mac."

Dykstra also said he is looking forward to his summer basketball schedule. "I'm excited because we are going to New York for the Rumble in the Bronx in June and then to Florida for the Super Showcase in July," said Dykstra who is also teammates with McDermott's son Nick. "With his son playing on our AAU team (Martin Brothers), I see Mac a lot."

During the summer, the 6-foot-8, 215-pound forward plans to keep working on his game. "I need to work on my lateral quickness and also improve my vertical and my strength," he said.

As for his position of the future, Jordan feels most comfortable at the power forward. "I feel I can do a little of both. I can be a face-up four and yet I also feel very comfortable with my back to the basket."

While Jordan is still two years away from playing for Iowa State, he is very excited about who his future teammates will be. "I think they are really solid and last year's (Iowa State) Elite Camp was fun because I got to talk to some of them and also play with them," said Dykstra.

He also knows one of his future teammates particularly well. "I'm really excited they got L.A. (Pomlee). I played with him on my AAU team last summer," he said. "He's a really good athlete who will help them down low."

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