Iowa State men’s basketball: Bryce Dejean-Jones listed as ‘impact transfer’


USA Today lists Iowa State guard Bryce Dejean-Jones as one of the top five transfers coming into college basketball next season.

Scott Gleeson writes in the national newspaper that Dejean-Jones can help fill in the void that was left by DeAndre Kane and Melvin Ejim.

"Coach Fred Hoiberg has to replace two All-Americans in DeAndre Kane and Melvin Ejim, and the addition of Dejean-Jones will help. Dejean-Jones, a graduate-transfer with one year of eligibility remaining, was UNLV’s top scorer at 13.6 points per game last season and figures to be a solid complement to Cyclones veterans Georges Niang and Dustin Hogue."

The other transfers the article listed was Kyle Wiltjer and Byron Wesley to Gonzaga, Angel Rodriguez and Sheldon McClellan to Miami (FL), Anthony Lee to Ohio State, and Matt Carlino to Marquette.

The most notable one doesn’t involve Iowa State are the former two Big 12 players that are now eligible at Miami. Rodriquez was a force before leaving Kansas State to play closer to home.

McClellan was one of the more talented players on Texas before he left, but it was a rocky last season that saw McClellan get into head coach Rick Barnes’ doghouse and he didn’t play a lot.