Meet Future Cyclone Chim Kadima

Cyclone Sports Report goes one-on-one with the new Iowa State basketball commit.

Cyclone Sports Report: What was the main factor for you choosing to commit to Iowa State today?

Chim Kadima: I would have to say my relationship with the coaches. Coach McDermott always speaks the truth and always seems to have my best interest at heart. They also really supported me when I was injured last year.

CSR: After starting on varsity as a freshman you missed your sophomore season with an injury. What specifically was your injury?

CK: I fractured my tibia but it's completely healed now.

CSR: What has the staff said about what your role will be when you get to Iowa State in two years?

CK: They made it clear that I would have a chance to come in and start right away. They feel I can come in and make an impact right away.

CSR: You started at point guard as a freshman. Has your position changed at all now that you have grown to 6-foot-3, 185-pounds?

CK: I'm still a point guard but I feel I can play both guard spots. I kind of like playing both at times during a game.

CSR: What do you want to improve on the most before you get to Iowa State?

CK: I would say my strength. I just need to work on getting stronger before I get there.

CSR: Which player did you bond with the most on your recent visit?

CK: I would say Diante Garrett because we're both from Milwaukee and I really enjoyed hanging out with him. I think there's a lot of similarities between the two of us.

CSR: What did he tell you about Iowa State?

CK: He told me that the coaches show a lot of interest in you and that they really support the players. He also said they treat the players like they are part of a family and that the Iowa State crowd really gets excited during home games.

CSR: How relieved are you to be done with recruiting?

CK: I definitely feel some stress is off of me. Now I can just concentrate on being a student and making myself the best basketball player that I can be.

CSR: How happy are you that you will get to play your college basketball in the Big 12?

CK: I'm very excited and I really anticipate it being a great challenge. I just want to play against the best out there.

CSR: Do you know what you will be majoring in at Iowa State?

CK: Probably either physical therapy or kinesiology.


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