Colvin Enjoys Visit To Ames

Whitney Young (IL) High School's Chris Colvin was able to take some time away from his busy high school basketball schedule to watch the Cyclones play on Saturday and despite the tough loss he came away very impressed.

"I thought they did real good even though they lost," said Colvin. "I thought they did a really good job on Blake (Griffin) but Willie (Warren) was just too tough."

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound guard from Chicago also liked the feel of a really big game at Hilton Coliseum. "I was very pleased with the atmosphere the whole time," said Colvin. "I'm used to playing in big games and I was wishing I could have been out there but I can't get out there yet."

The weekend also involved Chris getting to see another Cyclone recruiting target play on Friday night. "My dad and I met up with Coach (Daniyal) Robinson on Friday night and got to watch Chasson Randle play," he said. "I knew all about him but that was the first time that I got to meet him. He played real well."

While watching the Cyclones on Saturday Chris couldn't help but get excited about the future. "I haven't seen Marquis Gilstrap play but I have heard that he's real good and I think with all the other guys coming back that we definitely will have a chance next year to make a run in the NCAA tournament," he said. "I got to talk with Coach Rob (Robinson) after the game and he was telling me that this could be me next year playing a big role in games like this for Iowa State. He told me that they're not settling anymore and that in the future that they expect to be winning Big 12 championships. I'm real happy with my decision because Iowa State is a great place. It's got a family atmosphere and I already feel like I am part of the team."

Chris now looks to finish out his own high school season strong before heading to Ames next fall. "Things are going great for us at Whitney Young," he said. "We are 16-7 but we only have one loss in the state of Illinois. Our only losses have been to nationally ranked opponents. Our team goals are to still win the city championship and then the state championship."

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