Iowa State Basketball Recruiting: DeAndre Kane Joins the Cyclones


DeAndre Kane (50) pictured above. (Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports)

“Transfer U” gets another enrollment, except getting DeAndre Kane didn’t happen in the traditional way that Fred Hoiberg has received his transfer athletes. The former Marshall guard will be able to play instantly for the Iowa State Cyclones after graduating from his former school. It’s a shock by many who believed Kane was headed back to his hometown.

Earlier this month, all signs pointed to Kane joining the Pittsburgh Panthers. The CBS Sports report even had the following quote from him – “It’s a perfect situation for me.”

Kane never committed after visiting, and other schools such as the USC Trojans, Memphis Tigers, and St. Mary’s Gaels all made a push to add the senior. He would be a huge get for anybody that needed senior experience. Luckily for the Cyclones, he picked them after his visit to Ames.

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The 6-foot-4, 195-pound guard averaged 15.1 points per game or better in all three seasons with the Thundering Herd. He averaged about 25 percent from 3-point line in the last two seasons as he’s become more of a true point guard. His assist average doubled from 3.5 his sophomore season to seven his junior year.

Free throws have been a problem for Kane, but the average (52.1 percent last year) suffered quite a bit since he’s been shooting a little less from his sophomore year.

[Source: CBS Sports]