Iowa State offers scholarship to Clyburn

Marshalltown (IA) Community College forward Will Clyburn has been working hard to improve his game all season and this past Thursday it paid off when he received a phone call from Iowa State head coach Greg McDermott.

"Coach Mac came down on Thursday to see my game," said Clyburn. "Then when I was back at my dorm later that night I got a call from him and he told me that they wanted to offer me a scholarship."

The 6-foot-6, 190-pound forward was very relieved to hear the news. "I was surprised because I have been to Iowa State a decent amount over the last year and I hadn't got an offer so when I finally got one it was really exciting," said Clyburn. "They said that they were impressed with how I've always improved every time that they have seen me play over the past year."

Will recently scored 54 points in a game and is averaging 19 points and 8 rebounds on the season. He credits his hard work this past summer for his game showing a lot of improvement this year.

"The coaching staff told me after last season that I needed to improve my ballhandling, my strength, and my ability to finish so I decided to stay here all summer and work out," he said. "I really feel it helped me improve all parts of my game."

Will played his high school basketball with current Cyclone Dominique Buckley at Romulus High School in Michigan and is a roommate of future Cyclone DeMarcus Phillips at Marshalltown Community College. "Yeah, I played my high school ball with Dominique and I'm real close with DeMarcus," said Clyburn. "We've talked about playing together at Iowa State and it definitely wouldn't be a bad idea but it won't ultimately be the deciding factor for me."

Clyburn also holds offers from Utah, Wichita State, St. Louis, St. Bonaventure, UNI, Central Michigan, and Duquesne.

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