Iowa State Men’s Basketball: DeAndre Kane Officially Eligible to Play Next Season


Feb 9, 2013; Birmingham, AL, USA; Marshall Thundering Herd guard DeAndre Kane (50) controls the ball during the game against the UAB Blazers at Bartow Arena. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

The Iowa State Cyclones’ latest men’s basketball transfer has been declared eligible to play next season for the team.

Rob Dauster of NBC Sports reports that DeAndre Kane was one of three transfers that were given the okay to play. Kane still has a year left of eligibility after graduating from Marshall, and has decided to play for the Cyclones that have made a living off of transfers since head coach Fred Hoiberg took over. As long as he graduated, Iowa State anticipated he would play this upcoming season.

"A third transfer also got official word that he would be eligible to play immediately on Wednesday, as Iowa State’s DeAndre Kane received his degree from Marshall, making him eligible under the graduate transfer. Kane nearly committed to Pitt, his hometown program, after getting dismissed by Marshall coach Tom Herrion, but backed off during his visit to the campus. Memphis also made a strong push for the 6-foot-4 guard."

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Kane met with Thundering Herd head coach Tom Herrion last April and they both mutually agreed that it was time to part ways. Hoiberg has shown two years in a row that he can take various talent and egos of transfers and mesh them together into a successful basketball squad along with the rookies.

If it wasn’t for all the heartbreaks and controversial calls that the Cyclones faced, they could have even had a better record to top off a very successful season last year. Instead, the team will reload to try and gain even further success.