AMES, Iowa — The likes of the Nevada Wolfpack and the Kansas Jayhawks have left their mark on the transfer market this season, and have both been referred to as ‘Transfer U‘ by their respective fan bases.
If they’re known as Transfer U, then the Iowa State Cyclones should be known as ‘Grad Transfer U.’
For the 2017-18 season, the Cyclones had already added a trio of experienced players to their roster. Marial Shayok, Jeff Beverly, and Hans Brase have all committed to Steve Prohm and Iowa State. The trio will look to help a younger Iowa State team contend in the Big 12.
On Thursday, they added themselves yet another veteran who can help the team right away.
Iowa State announced the addition of forward Zoran Talley, who previously played two seasons in the Conference USA for the Old Dominion Monarchs.
Talley, a 6’7” forward from Merrillville, Indiana, will add some length and athleticism to the front court.
He put together a strong sophomore campaign in 2016-17, finishing second on the Monarchs in scoring, averaging 11.3 points per contest in only 23.1 minutes per night. Talley chipped in 3.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game, while shooting 44.6% from the field.
As a red-shirt freshman in 2015-16, he shot 51.0% from the field, and averaged 8.1 points per night.
After a five-game absence at the end of November and into December, Talley recorded 12-straight double-digit scoring performances. His streak of impressive play was highlighted by a pair of 20+ point performances, including 23 points in a 12-point road win for the Monarchs over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.
Talley will have two years of eligibility remaining with the Cyclones after red-shirting his initial year in college during the 2014-15 season, and will look to provide an immediate impact with his new program.
– T. Bennett