Iowa State men’s basketball: Bryce Dejean-Jones will transfer to the Cyclones


After spending the weekend in Ames, Bryce Dejean-Jones quickly made his decision to transfer to the Iowa State men’s basketball team.

Jan 8, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UNLV Runnin

The former UNLV guard who led the team in scoring last season announced on Twitter that he will be playing with the Cyclones next season.

Dejean-Jones averaged 13.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3 assists per game last season with the Runnin’ Rebels. However, the disappointing season UNLV had ended in a mess between Bryce and school, leading to a suspension at the end of a regular season and the team was eliminated in the Mountain West tournament semifinals against San Diego State. They didn’t make the NCAA tournament.

Looking to move on, Dejean-Jones will take advantage of immediate eligibility. He will graduate at UNLV, qualifying him to transfer to Iowa State and play immediately for the Cyclones with one more year of NCAA eligibility.

Dejean-Jones fills the void left by DeAndre Kane, an all-around athlete that will do more than improve the backcourt. He’s a great fit in Fred Hoiberg‘s system, and Transfer U continues to keep those great athletes coming in.

Outside of the Abdel Nader news, Hoiberg has to look at the weekend as very successful. Especially after getting a pay increase on Friday.