In college hoops, recruiting has always been at the center of everything, but in addition to recruiting high school stars during their junior and senior years, there has been a new market that has opened up across the country. That market is with college seniors who have already graduated, and another high-profile name has changed venue for his final season as former UNLV guard Bryce Dejean-Jones is headed for Iowa State.
Had a great weekend in Ames my first time there but won’t be the last I’ve decided I wanna be a Cyclone!
— Bryce Dejean-Jones (@B2nyce) April 13, 2014
Dejean-Jones broke the news himself via Twitter above, but there had been rumors of this partnership for a few days prior to the formal announcement. As a junior in Las Vegas, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard was the leading scorer on the UNLV squad at 13.6 points per game, and he will be eligible right away thanks to the rule mentioned above that allows him to transfer without penalty.
Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg has been involved in some NBA rumors, but if he stays in Ames (his alma mater) long term, he has shown the ability to attract high level talent, specifically in the transfer game, and this is another example.