Mar 15, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self shakes hands with Iowa State Cyclones head coach Fred Hoiberg after the game during the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament at the Sprint Center. Kansas won 88-73. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State basketball recruiting: Clayton Custer turns in national letter of intent

Class of 2014 recruit Clayton Custer from Kansas turned in his national letter of intent on Wednesday morning, making him the first official Iowa State men’s basketball player of the class.

Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register reports the news of Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg receiving the NLI.

It’s official. Clayton Custer will be a Cyclone.

The 6-foot-1 guard from Overland Park, Kan., returned his national letter of intent to coach Fred Hoiberg this morning. He is the only recruit Iowa State expects – at this time.

Of course, Peterson is referring to 5-star recruit Rashad Vaughn, who’s reportedly considering either signing with the Cyclones or the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels. Vaughn is ranked ninth in 247Sports’ Top247 list.

Custer is a 3-star point guard from Overland Park, Kansas, that checks in at 6-foot, 180 pounds. He committed to Iowa State back on November 19th of last year. He received offers from Kansas State, Oklahoma State, San Francisco, and Houston.

On the Top247, Custer is ranked 158th. He’s also listed as the 34th-ranked point guard and the second-best recruit in the state of Kansas.

Even after visiting places like Missouri and Kansas, Custer still made his commitment early. He won’t receive the fanfare Vaughn would get if the shooting guard from Findlay Prep commits to the Cyclones, but he’s a valuable addition to the team that’s had their weakness at the point guard position in the past.

The culture of the Iowa State men’s basketball team is riding high, and we’re excited to see such talented athletes have an interest in the program again.

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