Spring recruiting for Steve Prohm is about finding replacements for three underclassmen who aren’t likely coming back
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Iowa State has filled another 2019 scholarship.
Javan Johnson, a sophomore wing who is transferring out of Troy, committed to the Cyclones on Saturday following his official visit, a source with direct knowledge of Iowa State’s recruitment told the Register.
Checking in at 6-foot-7, Johnson averaged 10.4 points and 4.2 boards last season. Clemson and Arkansas were also thought to be in the mix.
“Just a great family atmosphere,” Johnson told the Register. “I have great relationships with the coaches and love their style of play here.”
Johnson will sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules and then have two seasons of eligibility in Ames.
Originally a 2017 recruit out of Decatur, Alabama, Johnson committed to Troy over programs such as Murray State, South Alabama, Middle Tennessee State and Old Dominion, among others.
He is Iowa State’s fifth 2019 recruit, joining high school signees Luke Anderson, Marcedus Leech, Tre Jackson and Caleb Grill, the final of whom just picked the Cyclones over UNLV and Kansas State last week.
Iowa State now has one more open scholarship for 2019. The program is hosting Penn State transfer Rasir Bolton for an official visit this weekend and has reportedly expressed interest in Iowa graduate transfer Isaiah Moss. It is also in the mix for Arkansas-Little Rock graduate transfer Rayjon Tucker.
Matthew Bain covers recruiting, Iowa/Iowa State athletics and Drake basketball for the Des Moines Register and USA TODAY Network. Contact him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @MatthewBain_.
Source: Des Moines Register