McGee enjoys visit to Iowa State

Iowa State has one scholarship available for their 2011 recruiting class and it's very likely that spot will be filled by a guard. One guard the staff is targeting is Cowley (KS) Community College point guard Tyrus McGee who spent some time this past week on an official visit to Ames.

"It was a good time," said McGee. "I liked the team a lot and we pretty much got along right off the bat and they told me they need on the team for 2011. My host was Anthony Booker and he was real cool and we all had a fun time."

Tyrus arrived in Ames on Wednesday night and then got a real feel for Iowa State during his day on Thursday.

"On Thursday I just had dinner with Coach Hoiberg, Lutz, and McRoy," said McGee. "I liked them all and they just seemed laid back and real good guys who seem to know a lot."

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard was spotted by the Cyclone staff during his play at the Mullins Junior College Camp and during the Dallas Jamboree.

"They told me that they feel I'm a good shooter and defender," he said. "Coach Hoiberg also likes that I'm versatile in that I can play either guard spot and he told me likes my hustle because if I turn the ball over I'm always going to make sure I hustle down and get it back."

Tyrus said he liked pretty much everything about Iowa State.

"Coach Hoiberg gave me a tour of the campus and it was big and I really liked it," said McGee. "I also liked the practice facility a lot and I enjoyed getting to meet with the academic tutors. Pretty much it was everything I was looking for in a school."

He then got to see Iowa State fans up close. "I got to play with the team some and then we went over to watch the football game together and that was a lot of fun," he said. "Their fans were wild and I just had a lot of fun hanging out with the players."

Tyrus also has scholarship offers from Colorado and Creighton and is not quite sure when he wants to make his final decision.

"I liked Iowa State a lot but I also want to wait a little bit," he said. "I have a visit on September 17th scheduled for Creighton and I'll probably take a visit to Colorado. I might make my decision this fall or might end up waiting for the spring. I'm not sure right now what I will end up doing."


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