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JT Rock Commits to Play for Iowa State Basketball

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Iowa State men’s basketball received its second commitment for 2024 with four-star center JT Rock committing to join the Cyclones on Wednesday.

The announcement was posted to social media.


Rock is a 7-foot-center from Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, S.D. Per he is the No. 60 overall recruit in the class and the No. 1 recruit from South Dakota.

Rock cannot sign with the Cyclones until November. Per 247Sports he visited Creighton, Iowa and Purdue last fall.

In December, the Cyclones picked up a commitment from Nojus Indrusaitis, a four-star shooting guard who plays at St. Rita’s in Lemont, Ill., outside of Chicago.

At the time of his commitment, Indrusaitis, 6-foot-5, was the nation’s No. 81 recruit, per 247Sports, and No. 77 in the site’s national composite rankings. He had offers from DePaul, Illinois, Iowa and Marquette, among others.

Cyclones head coach T.J. Otzelberger and his staff have picked up significant steam in recruiting in the last year. They put together one of the best recruiting classes in Iowa State history last month.


The Cyclones landed a four-player class in November that 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 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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