Iowa State men’s basketball: Hallice Cooke commits to the Cyclones


Former Oregon State player Hallice Cooke will transfer to Iowa State, extinguishing the available scholarships for the upcoming men’s basketball season.

Cyclone Fanatic reports that Cooke officially committed on Monday night and Iowa State was a front-runner from the get-go.

"Iowa State’s basketball roster for the 2014-15 season is now official as Oregon State transfer Hallice Cooke committed to the Cyclones on Monday night, according to a source. This commitment comes as no surprise. Cooke officially visited Iowa State earlier this month. Since then, he gave St. Joseph’s and Dayton visits as well. All along though, Iowa State was considered a strong front-runner."

Cooke takes the last scholarship after the addition of Georgios Tsalmpouris was official earlier today. This completes all 13 scholarships available for the program in the upcoming season.

There are just two more available in the 2015-16 season and six more available in the 2016-17 season.

The rich keeps getting richer. Next season is already stacked with great talent, but looking ahead to the 2015-16 season? The roster includes the following: Jameel McKay, Abdel Nader, Naz Long, Georges Niang, Monte Morris, Matt Thomas, Sherron Dorsey-Walker, Darien Williams, Clayton Custer, Tsalmpouris, and Cooke. Not to mention a probable stud or duo of freshmen if there’s no other transfers coming in.

If things continue the way their going, these next two seasons will give the Cyclones some of the best chances to win a national title in their history.