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Iowa State Men’s Basketball Signs Two for Class of 2024

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The Iowa State Cyclones signed two men’s basketball players for the Class of 2024 on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period.

Both players — guard Nojus Indrusaitis and forward Dwayne Pierce — had already previously committed to the Cyclones. Both are ranked in’s Top 200 recruits in the Class of 2024.

This class comes one year after Cyclones coach T.J. Otzelberger signed one of the best classes in the country and perhaps the best class in Iowa State history, headlined by forward Omaha Biliew, as part of their Class of 2023.


An additional player, JT Rock, had committed to join ISU in the Class of 2024 but he signed early and reclassified to 2023. He is currently a redshirt at ISU.

The two-player class is among the Top 40 in the country as of the start of the signing period. It is ranked No. 33 by Rivals and No. 34 by 247sports. In the Big 12 it ranks third by Rivals and sixth by 247Sports. 

Indrusaitis, a 6-foot-5 guard, is the 10th highest-ranked signee for Iowa State in the modern era, a consensus four-star recruit and Top 100 player. He is now playing at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., but he was formerly at St. Rita High School.

During his junior year at St. Rita, he averaged 16 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals per game, leading his team to the Chicago Catholic League Championship.

The Lithuanian has international experience, as he was a member of Lithuania’s U18 FIBA team and participated in the Basketball Without Borders Europe Camp, where he was named the MVP.

Johnson is also a 6-foot-5 guard who plays for Christ the King Regional in Long Island, N.Y. Ranked a four-star recruit by Rivals and ESPN, he is the 12th highest-ranked signee for Iowa State in the modern era. He led Christ the King to the 2023 Brooklyn-Queens Championship. He has also played for the New York Gauchos on the Adidas 3SSB Circuit and New York Renaissance on the Nike EYBL Circuit.

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