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Iowa State has collective fingers crossed for a positive decision on transfer Rasir Bolton's eligibility

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Iowa State basketball coach talks about the benefits of the annual alumni reunion
Randy Peterson, rpeterson@dmreg.com

AMES, Ia — Rasir Bolton walked into the annual Iowa State basketball alumni reunion with the rest of his teammates Friday night. They all sat at tables while Cyclones of the past recalled fond memories of Hilton Magic.

Bolton will leave with his new teammates for Italy on Aug. 10 for a series of games. He’ll likely play as one of the first five in Steve Prohm’s transitioning lineup.

But after that?

“Say your prayers,” Prohm said Friday night.

Bolton is seeking immediate eligibility at Iowa State after transferring from Penn State following his freshman season. The NCAA normally requires transfers to sit for a year before they can see the court, but Bolton is seeking a waiver for reasons not known publicly.

“The waiver is in,” Prohm said. “Just wait and be patient. That’s all we can do now.”

Prohm said Iowa State is “probably two weeks out” from a decision on Bolton’s availability for next season. Meanwhile, the Cyclones are in the midst of the 10 practices that are allowed for teams making foreign trips.

Prohm said the extra work has been productive and the focus has been on offense.

“I wanted to get a feel of what will work, what won’t work, and different lineups,” he said. “It’s been good.”

Randy Peterson is the Iowa State columnist for the Register. Reach him at rpeterson@dmreg.com, 515-284-8132, and on Twitter at @RandyPete. No one covers the Cyclones like the Register. Subscribe today at Des Moines Register.com/Deal to make sure you never miss a moment.

Source: Des Moines Register