Nojus Indrusaitis gave Iowa State basketball an early Christmas gift — a commitment to sign with Cyclones basketball for the Class of 2024.
The four-star shooting guard announced his commitment to the Cyclones via social media on Wednesday.
Indrusaitis’ commitment is non-binding. He can’t sign a letter of intent until November of 2023. So, yes, it’s going to be a long wait for ISU to secure his signature.
But it may be worth it. The 6-foot-5 guard plays his high school ball at St. Rita’s in Lemont, Ill., outside of Chicago. This isn’t the first time the Cyclones have dipped into the fertile recruiting grounds of the Chicagoland area for recruits.
Indrusaitis is the nation’s No. 81 recruit, per 247Sports.com, and No. 77 in the site’s national composite rankings. He was sitting on offers from DePaul, Illinois, Iowa, and Marquette, among others, before he committed to the Cyclones.
This is the latest big get for Iowa State head coach T.J. Otzelberger and his staff, which put together one of the best recruiting classes in Iowa State history last month.
The Cyclones landed a four-player class in November that 247Sports.com rated as the nation’s No. 7 class. That included Waukee, Iowa, forward Omaha Billew, the nation’s No. 12 player. He is the highest-rated Iowa State recruit in the 247Sports.com era, according to the site.
The other members of the signing class were Milan Momcilovic a 6-foot-8 forward from Pewaukee, Wis.; Jelani Hamilton, a 6-foot-6 guard from Cumberland Christian Academy in Austell, Ga.; and Kayden Fish, a 6-foot-6 forward from Staley High in Kansas City, Mo. Momcilovic is a Top 40 national recruit.
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