The Iowa State Cyclones men’s basketball team has added a key player in the form of guard Donovan Jackson, formerly of Iowa Western Community College. Jackson made an announcement regarding his commitment on his personal Twitter page.
A Milwaukee native, Jackson averaged 13.6 points and 2.3 assists per game while making 40 percent of his three-point attempts in 20 games for Iowa Western last season. On top of ISU, he also had offers from Creighton, Ole Miss, Iowa, Memphis and many others.
This is a timely addition for the Cyclones, who will lose Naz Long at the end of the season and, potentially, Monte Morris. Throw in the other key seniors like Georges Niang and Jameel McKay, despite them being frontcourt players, and the addition of a strong shooter in Jackson looks all the better for both the program and first-year head coach Steve Prohm, who arrived from Murray State after Fred Hoiberg was hired by the Chicago Bulls.
Jackson may not play a ton of minutes his first year in Ames, but one thing is certain. Starting in the 2016-17 season, he could be a key member of ISU’s offense.
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