Alex Thompson Transfers to Iowa State

Alex Thompson Transfers to Iowa State

AMES, Iowa--Alex Thompson, an Ames native who played two seasons at the University of Iowa, will transfer to Iowa State and join the Cyclone men's basketball team, ISU head coach Greg McDermott announced today.

        AMES, Iowa--Alex Thompson, an Ames native who played two seasons at the University of Iowa, will transfer to Iowa State and join the Cyclone men's basketball team, ISU head coach Greg McDermott announced today.

        "I'm excited that Alex has decided to join our program," McDermott said. "After meeting with Alex and his family, I'm convinced of his passion to become a Cyclone. His versatility will give us the flexibility to play him at several positions."

        Thompson, a 6-9, 215-pound forward, played in 66 games in his two years with the Hawkeyes. He averaged 1.6 points while starting three games as a freshman and posted a 2.0 scoring clip last season as a sophomore. His 3-pointer down the stretch vs. Ohio State helped Iowa secure the 2006 Big Ten Tournament title.

        Thompson was considered one of the top-100 players nationally after graduating from Ames High School in 2004. A first-team Class 4-A all-state pick from the Des Moines Register, Thompson averaged 17.2 points and 8.1 rebounds in his senior season. Thompson will sit out the 2006-07 season due to the NCAA transfer rule and will have two seasons of eligibility.

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