Click on prospect for more info: IL PG Jason Straight MN C Rick Rickert MN WG Maurice Hargrow IA BF Rob Kampmann IA PG Tyler McKinney IN BF Aaron Paterson IA BF C.J. Barkema SD PG Josh Mueller IA WF Ryan Galloway JC C Jonathan Oliver TX PG Terrance Ford KY PG Adam Chiles OK C David Schaefer CA PG Joe See KS BF Dennis Latimore TX PG Carlos Hurt AZ C Channing Frye IL C Eddie Curry IN PG Brandon McKnight WI PG Travis Diener JC C Trevor Harvey IA BF Jared Homan KS PG Jeff Hawkins IL PG Luther Head
-JASON STRAIGHT 5'11 PG, Chicago(IL) Dunbar Top 75 HS Straight put up monster numbers in the CPL his junior season by putting up 27 points and 8 assists a game. He will attend the Adidas ABCD camp in June. He unofficially visited ISU for the Cyclone Shootout. He is easily one of the top 10 or so PGs in the class. Straight is slightly built at about 165 lbs., so the weight program would help him out a ton. ISU has offered a scholarship. He seems to be ISU's top target at PG. They have a great shot. Schools involved- ISU is rumored to lead, but is definitely in the top 4 with Notre Dame, UCONN, and Illinois. -RICK RICKERT 6'11 BF/C, Duluth(MN) East Top 20 HS Photo Rickert is undoubtedly ISU's top recruiting target in the Class of 2001. He has always been mentioned as one of the top big men in this class, and with a solid summer he'll be a likely McDonald's All American candidate. ISU has had several athletes from Duluth East in past years. Rickert is a lanky big man who needs to stay inside to be effective. He'll need to add weight to play at the highest level. Minnesota and KU aren't being quiet about their desire to have Rickert either. Schools involved-Minnesota, KU, and ISU are the three schools pursuing the hardest.12-12-99...Rickert is attracting some real attention. Florida, maybe the nation's hottest recruiting team, will make a run for him. ISU is in good shape.2-1-00...Rickert is being heavily recruited by Duke, Michigan State, Florida, Arizona, and several other big names. I'm not sure how ISU stands at this point. He will likely wait until spring(2001) to make a decision. 4-18-00...Eustachy isn't going to waste his time on Rickert. We are a longshot, and our time would be best spent elsewhere. -MAURICE HARGROW 6'5 WG/WF, Minneapolis(MN) Highland Park Top 50 HS Hargrove is a lanky athletic guard who played for the Howard Pulley Panthers AAU team this summer. He is another of ISU's top targets. Hargrove brings three point shooting and defense to the table. Minnesota is tough to beat if and when it goes after a local product. This will likely be a dogfight. Schools involved-ISU, Minnesota, others. -ROB KAMPMANN 6'8 WF/BF, Forest City(IA) High Top 200 HS Kampman is likely Iowa's top prospect in the junior class. ISU and Iowa are already duking it out for him with Iowa supposedly the leader. Kampmann has a nice touch on the mid-range jump shot, and also happens to be one of the better cross country runners in the state. Schools involved- ISU, Iowa, others.4-30-00...ISU has an offer on the table for Kampmann. He is waiting to see if Iowa offers. With a strong summer for Martin Bros. AAU, this kid could explode on the national scene. I sincerely doubt that ISU pulls the offer. This kid has tons of potential, and is an in-state guy. The Iowa State coaches have put in a lot of time on Kampmann. His game is a little like Glen Robinson of the Milwaukee Bucks. Granted he hasn't reached that level, but he can stroke the mid-range face up, and occasionally a three, but he can also score inside. He has a very important summer in front of him. -TYLER MCKINNEY 6'1 PG, Urbandale(IA) High Top 200 HS Iowa's top guard prospect in the junior class is Urbandale's Tyler McKinney. He has played freshman phenom Jeff Horner to a draw in their meetings. McKinney is an outstanding all around athlete. He was 1st Team All-CIML as a soph as well as 2nd Team All-State. ISU is the leader, but will they offer early? Schools involved-ISU, Iowa 4-28-00...COMMITTED TO CREIGHTON. ISU never offered. -AARON PATERSON 6'7 WF/BF, Indianapolis(IN) Ben Davis Top 150 HS Paterson is in the first tier of high school juniors in the state of Indiana along with players like Chris Thomas and Dennis Coutee. He is probably more of a true post player, but he wants to play outside. With a little more consistency on his jumpshot, Paterson could be one of the better players in the Midwest. Schools involved- ISU, Purdue, Iowa, Cincinnati, Syracuse, Xavier, Southern Cal, Evansville, and Western Michigan. -C.J. BARKEMA 6'8 BF, Muscatine(IA) High Top 300 HS Barkema is a load in the middle of the lane. In fact, Dan McCarney is recruiting him as a TE. C.J.'s size has given Iowa signee Glen Worley fits, as Worley has been completely ineffective against Barkema in high school play. Barkema is a tough defender in the post, but his footwork and offensive skills need some time to develop. Schools involved- ISU, Iowa.4-18-00...I think we can forget about this kid as a basketball player. I think he'll be recruited at the highest level in football. Go coach Mac! -JOSH MUELLER 5'11 PG, Hartford(SD) West Central Top 100 HS Mueller is one of the better point guards in the Midwest, and may emerge as the Cyclone's top guard target for the upcoming year. He was in attendance for ISU's 79-66 win over Iowa. The Cyclones are in good position with Mueller. -RYAN GALLOWAY 6'5 WG, Sioux City(IA) West Top 300 HS Galloway has basketball in his blood. His older brother, Kyle, is an ace marksman for the University of Iowa. Ryan is much in the same mold as his brother. He is one of the top 3 juniors in the state. Galloway reportedly visited ISU on December 11. Iowa will be tough to beat, but with Alford's picky recruiting, they may never offer. Schools involved- ISU, Iowa -JONATHAN OLIVER 6'10 C, Indian Hills(IA) CC Top 100 JC Oliver is an athletic Brooklyn, NY native who knew Ernest Brown as a kid. Oliver has struggled a bit at IHCC this year because he is playing behind Ernest Brown, Travis Robbins, and Omar Bynum. Oliver had tons of potential, as he has a big frame, and can run the court. He will be a nice pickup for a Mid-Major team. -TERRANCE FORD 5'11 PG, Sugarland(TX) Willowridge Top 25 HS Ford is one of the top guard prospects in the class. He was invited to play at the Adidas ABCD camp last summer, a huge honor for an underclassmen. Ford may not even be the best PG prospect in the Houston area. Other top juniors like Carlos Hurt and Daniel Ewing are right there with him. A win over Texas certainly wouldn't hurt in our recruitment of Ford. LE is in the door, but Ford hasn't released a list. -ADAM CHILES 6'1 PG, Louisville(KY) Ballard Top 100 HS Chiles has it easy as a high school point guard. He has the luxury of feeding a future McDonald's All-American, Brandon Bender. Chiles is a fine player in his own right, and has drawn much interest. -DAVID SCHAEFER 7'3 C, Tulsa(OK) Victory Christian Top 150 HS Schaefer is a project. In fact, this is only his second year of organized basketball. He is averaging 9.6 pts, 9.8 rebounds, and 7.6 blocks thus far in high school play. His size alone makes him an exciting prospect, and he will likely be highly recruited. Schools involved- ISU, Iowa, Georgetown, Tennessee, Oral Roberts, and Tulsa. -JOE SEE 6'0 PG, Concord(CA) De La Salle Top 150 HS See projects to be a solid point guard who will get his fair share of attention from the big boys. He is averaging nearly 20 points and 5 assists a game. He also has a 3.5 GPA, and is a lock to qualify. Schools involved- Stanford, Notre Dame, ISU, Kansas State, Iowa, Syracuse, and others. -DENNIS LATIMORE 6'8 BF, Halstead(KS) High Top 25 HS Dennis was once thought of as one of the top 5 players in the class. He has since jumped around the high school circuit, and has now moved from Arizona back to Kansas. He's a very talented rebounder, and has the potential to be a dangerous inside threat, a la Marcus Fizer. This is the guy KU wants badly. The big-timers will be after Latimore. Schools involved- KU, Arizona, ISU, and many others. -CARLOS HURT 6'2 PG, Houston(TX) Alseik Top 15 HS Carlos Hurt is a top PG from the Houston Area. His AAU squad is coached by AZ guard Josh Pastner, which gives the Wildcats an advantage right off the bat. He's an all-around player who has drawn comparisons to Nick Van Exel. He averaged a little over 18 points per game last year. Hurt is widely regarded as one of the top 2-3 PG prospects in the class. Schools involved- Arizona, Duke, KU, UT, ISU, Iowa, many others. -CHANNING FRYE 6'10 C, Chandler(AZ) St. Mary's Top 50 HS Channing is one of the premier post players in the class of 2001. He has been dominant in early AAU ball. He's one of the top 10 centers in the class. Duke and Arizona are the early leaders. Schools involved- Duke, Arizona, UCLA, ISU, ASU, UNC, Michigan State 4-30-00...Word on the street has Frye giving an early verbal to Arizona.5-3-00...COMMITTED TO UA -EDDIE CURRY 6'11 C, South Holland(IL) Thornwood Top 1 HS Curry has been the dominant player in this class for a few years. He is nicknamed "Baby Shaq" because of his 6'11 270 lbs frame. The NBA is drooling at him. If he does go to college, it won'te be for more than 1 or 2 years. It is an honor to be mentioned with a kid of his stature. Schools involved- His self professed top 9 are UCONN, Duke, DePaul, Cincy, Kentucky, KU, Illinois, Iowa State, and UNC. -BRANDON MCKNIGHT 6'2 PG/WG, South Bend(IN) La Salle Top 300 HS McKnight is an excellent passer. He was named to the Indiana Junior All-Star Team after averaging 21 points, 8 assists, and 7 boards a game last season. He could play either guard position, but looks like a PG to me. ISU has offered. Schools involved- Purdue is a big leader, but ISU, Iowa, and Notre Dame are involved. -TRAVIS DIENER 6'1 PG, Fond Du Lac(WI) Goodrich Top 150 HS Travis is bringing in plenty of attention after a 19 point, 5 assist per game performance in his junior year. You won't find him compared to Jamaal Tinsley, but maybe Jacy Holloway. He'll be playing plenty of AAU ball this summer for the Playground Warriors. He also has a brother who is a DI prospect. Schools involved- ISU, Syracuse, Miami(FL), Wisconsin -TREVOR HARVEY 6'11 C, Marshalltown(IA) CC Top 25 JC Harvey is a Kelvin Cato "Sultan of Swat" type. He is originally from the Bahamas. He is rough around the edges offensively, but could step in and play defense right away. He signed with South Carolina a year ago, but ended up at MCC. He has already visited ISU unofficially. -JARED HOMAN 6'8 BF, Remsen(IA) St. Mary's Top 300 HS Homan might actually be the best player in the state. He just doesn't get the recognition of a Rob Kampmann. He could blow up if he does well at the shoe camps this summer. He already has a Big 12 body at 6'8 230. He is primarily a post player, but has range to 12-15 feet. He has visited ISU unofficially, and would like to stay in the state. Central Michigan has offered. Schools involved- ISU, Iowa, Central Michigan, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Creighton, Nebraska, Marquette, Wisconsin. -JEFF HAWKINS 6'2 PG/WG, Kansas City(KS) Sumner Top 150 HS Hawkins might be this year's version of Jake Sullivan. He can score from anywhere. He might be better suited at the WG spot in college, but will get his chance at PG. He led his team to the state title last season. He has quick hands a la Tinsley, and therefore gets plenty of steals. Wisconsin is very interested. Schools involved- ISU, Tulsa, Wisconsin, UCLA, Oklahoma, Notre Dame. -LUTHER HEAD 6'3 PG, Chicago(IL) Manley Top 150 HS Head is a very good driving PG. His outside shooting isn't always great, as he is a little streaky, but he has plenty of upside. He has better than average size, which he uses to his advantage when playing against smaller defenders. When he gets isolated he'll post up, or use his quick first step. He's good at finishing on the break, and all-in-all is a very polished offensive player. ISU is very interested. He will play with Illinois Fire this summer. Schools involved- ISU, Indiana, Iowa, DePaul, others.