Iowa State men’s basketball: Boston College forward Ryan Anderson to visit Cyclones


Boston College forward Ryan Anderson will be transferring from the Eagles, and he has the Iowa State Cyclones on his short list of teams that he will be visiting.

Feb 19, 2014; Syracuse, NY, USA; Boston College Eagles forward Ryan Anderson (12) handles the ball during the first half of a game at the Carrier Dome. Boston College won the game in overtime 62-59. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN’s college basketball insider, Jeff Goodman, reported on Twitter that Anderson will be visiting Iowa State along with the Indiana Hoosiers and Arizona Wildcats in the span of a week in early May.

Last Monday, Anderson announced on Twitter that he was going to transfer from the program (via College Basketball Talk).

"“I have decided to transfer from BC. Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the last three years. Proud I was able to be an Eagle,” Anderson tweeted."

The Eagles went a dismal 8-24 this season and fired head coach Steve Donahue. But Anderson was a player on a bad team that shined, leading the team with 7.3 rebounds per game and was second on the team in scoring with 14.3 points per game. The forward checks in at 6-foot-8, 219 pounds.

Similar to JUCO transfer Darien Williams, who committed to the Cyclones yesterday, Anderson will miss next season with shoulder surgery. That will fulfill the NCAA transfer rule and he will receive an additional year of eligibility.

If Anderson picks the Cyclones, that will add yet more depth to the frontcourt in what’s looking like an incredible 2015-16 roster. Potentially, the frontcourt could have Anderson, Williams, Jameel McKay, Abdel Nader, and Georges Niang.