Iowa State has added to its ranks with a transfer.
Blake Hinson, a 6-foot-7 wing from Mississippi, committed to the Cyclones on Wednesday, multiple sources confirmed.
He becomes the third transfer to pledge to Iowa State this offseason, joining Memphis’ Tyler Harris and DePaul’s Jalen Coleman-Lands. Hinson, like Harris, will have to sit out the upcoming season unless he is granted a waiver by the NCAA, something he and Iowa State is expected to explore, according to a source. Coleman-Lands will be immediately eligible as a graduate transfer.
Hinson started 27 games last year for coach Kermit Davis’ program as a sophomore, averaging 10.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game while shooting 39.6% from the field and 31.9% from 3-point range.
Evan Daniels of 247Sports was the first to report his commitment to the Cyclones.
Iowa State is coming off a 12-20 campaign, their second sub-.500 season in three years. The Cyclones saw three players exit the program via transfer this spring and a fourth, Tyrese Haliburton, declare for the NBA draft as a likely lottery pick.
Iowa State coach Steve Prohm and his staff have signed four freshmen, including top-100 big man and Oskaloosa native Xavier Foster, in addition to the three transfers. They have one scholarship available to use this offseason.
Source: Des Moines Register