It appears the Iowa State basketball program believes they have the makings of a powerhouse on campus.
On Sunday, the Cyclones recreated the iconic photos taken by Michigan’s “Fab Five,” creating lofty expectations in the process. If they’re able to do as well as Michigan did that year, they’ll be thrilled.
Notably, these photo’s only have four players in them.
They appear to have been part of an attempt to lure four-star Chicago recruit Talon Horton-Tucker to join the Cyclones.
The photos feature Horton-Tucker alongside Iowa State commits Tyrese Haliburton, Zion Griffin, George Conditt.
Iowa State got as far as the second round of the tournament last season as is believed to be a team on the rise. Head coach Steve Prohm is entering his third year with the school after taking over for Fred Hoiberg. Prohm coached Murray State to unprecedented success before joining the Cyclones program, and he appears to be doing the same thing at Iowa State.
The Cyclones have put together the 33rd ranked recruiting class in the country for 2018 and grabbed the fifth, and sixth best players in the state of Illinois.