Iowa State’s top player in 2021-22, Izaiah Brockington, has announced that he does not intend to use his extra year of eligibility from COVID-19, but will instead pursue a professional career in basketball.
The first-team All-Big 12 selection was, in large part, the reason why the 11-seed Cyclones made a run to the Sweet 16 just one season after winning two games total.
His presence in just one season was huge for the Cyclones and made all the difference. This season, Brockington averaged 16.9 points and 6.8 rebounds in route All-Big 12 honors.
247Sports’ Nick Osen broke the news of Brockington’s decision on Twitter.
Before heading to Ames, Brockington spent two seasons at Penn State and one with St. Bonaventure, averaging 10.4 points and 3.9 rebounds in college.
In a message to Cyclone Nation, Brockington said that experiencing a year inside the Hilton Coliseum was “better than advertised.” Here is his message in full, as it was posted to his Twitter page on Monday morning.
“Though writing this has been bittersweet, our season has come to an end and I have ultimately decided to forego my extra COVID year of eligibility. I will be hiring an agent and entering my name in the 2022 NBA Draft… What we were able to accomplish this past season was truly historic. I will forever be a Cyclone!”
The 2022 NBA Draft is scheduled for June 23 and has yet to announce a start time at this point.