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No more visits – The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

By Rob Gray, correspondent

Published: April 13 2014 | 4:47 pm in Big 12, Cyclone Country by Rob Gray, Cyclones, Gazette, Sports,

AMES — So much for that impending Arizona State visit.

Former UNLV guard Bryce Dejean-Jones — who planned a trip to Tempe after visiting Iowa State’s campus this weekend — announced on Twitter Sunday he plans to be a Cyclone.

“It’s very nice there,” Dejean-Jones said while attending Saturday’s ISU football spring game. “I’m very pleased with everything.”

Apparently so.

Dejean-Jones is on target to graduate this summer, so as long as that happens, he’ll be eligible to play all of 2014-15.

The 6-5, 210-pound senior-to-be led the Runnin’ Rebels in scoring at 13.6 points per game last season. He also pitched in 3.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists.

The former top-100 prep recruit’s commitment to joining Coach Fred Hoiberg’s Cyclones leaves ISU with two remaining scholarships for next season.

“I love the direction that we’re headed,” Hoiberg, who recently received a raise, said Saturday about the program in general.

Dejean-Jones does, too — particularly the Cyclones’ up-tempo style, which helped lead to the program’s first NCAA tournament Sweet 16 appearance since 2000.

“And the way Coach Hoiberg spreads his court, it fits me well,” Dejean-Jones said.

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