Clyburn transfers to Iowa State

Clyburn transfers to Iowa State

Cyclone Sports Report exclusively talks with Utah transfer Will Clyburn about what led to his decision to choose Iowa State.

Cyclone Sports Report: You got to know Iowa State assistant coach T.J. Otzelberger pretty well when he was recruiting you to Iowa State two years ago before you chose Utah. How much of a factor was that relationship in your decision?

Will Clyburn: It was a big factor because we stayed real close when he was recruiting me and I have just always maintained a great relationship with him.

Cyclone Sports Report: Do you know any of the Iowa State players?

Will Clyburn: I didn't know any of them too well but I went there over my spring break a couple of weeks ago and got to hang out with all of the guys and I really clicked with all of them. I talked with Chris Babb and Korie Lucious and we feel that we'll really be something to reckon with.

Cyclone Sports Report: Have you been able to talk a lot with Coach Hoiberg?

Will Clyburn: It's been mostly over the phone but I plan on getting to know him a lot better this weekend during my visit. I really admire him for his own NBA career and I really feel he can help me get to the next level. I talked with some of the Iowa State players and they told me that he does a great job of putting players in the right position to be successful.

Cyclone Sports Report: Did you consider any other schools?

Will Clyburn: The only other school that I talked to was Gonzaga.

Cyclone Sports Report: You will have to sit out next season. What parts of your game will most look to improve before the 2012-13 season?

Will Clyburn: I want to get stronger and I would say my ballhandling and my shooting. I'm trying to improve my shooting off the dribble.

Cyclone Sports Report: Are you excited to get back to the midwest?

Will Clyburn: Yeah, Iowa State is a lot closer to home and so my family will get to see a lot more of my games.

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