One of Iowa State’s starters in 2021 has decided to take his talents elsewhere in 2022-23 as forward Tristan Enaruna has entered his name into the NCAA Transfer Portal.
Enaruna originally committed to Kansas out of high school as part of the 2019 class. The product of Wasatch Academy out of Mount Pleasant, Utah, was rated as a four-star recruit. Listed at 6-8, 220 pounds, Enaruna was evaluated as a future second-round pick by Evan Daniels, 247Sports’ Director of Basketball Recruiting.
“Has very good size but just has average length for a wing. A high-major perimeter prospect. Is an impressive athlete that gets off the ground with ease and quickness. Has good shot mechanics and a smooth, easy stroke. He’s also a good passer. The next step in his development is improving off the dribble, as he’s more of a straight-line driver at this stage. Also needs to get stronger.”
In his one season with the Cyclones, Enaruna started 26 games, averaging 14.4 minutes, 4.3 points, and 2.9 rebounds per appearance. Enaruna’s career-best game came against Baylor back in January when he scored 23 points and secured 8 rebounds against the top team in the country at that time. the game prior to that he secured his first and only career double-double against Chicago State with 19 and 10.
T.J. Otzelberger will need to find a way to replace Enaruna next season, but the good news is he is already bringing in talented pieces, like Temple transfer Jeremiah Williams.