Iowa State’s Izaiah Brockington removed his name from the 2021 NBA Draft pool, meaning the transfer will play for the Cyclones next season.
Brockington transferred from Penn State to Iowa State earlier this spring, but also declared for the NBA Draft.
CBSSports.com’s Jon Rothstein first reported Brockington’s return to college basketball.
Brockington, a 6-foot-4 junior guard, comes to the Cyclones with the opportunity to be an immediate starter for a team that doesn’t return much scoring from last year’s team. None of Iowa State’s returning players averaged double digits in last season, though Javan Johnson came close with 9.7 points per game a year ago.
Brockington scored 12.6 points per game for the Nittany Lions last season, along with averaging 4.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists. Brockington has doubled his season scoring average in each of his three collegiate seasons.
Brockington averaged 4.3 points per game as a freshman for St. Bonaventure in 2017-18, and then averaged 8.1 points per game in 2019-20 for Penn State. In between, Brockington sat out the 2018-19 campaign to satisfy NCAA transfer requirements.
The Cyclones recently announced their 2021-22 non-conference schedule, which includes a raft of games at Hilton Coliseum under new head coach T.J. Otzelberger. The two biggest home games are a meeting with Elite Eight participant Oregon State in November, and a home game with Iowa in the Cy-Hawk rivalry game in December. The Cyclones also have games against Creighton in the BIG EAST/Big 12 Battle and Missouri in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
Otzelberger has put together a roster heavy on transfers for the 2021-22 season, but did manage to hold onto the one recruit from former head coach Steve Prohm’s 2021 Class, Top 50 guard Tyrese Hunter.
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