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Iowa State Basketball: Cylones 2020-21 roster preview and expectations

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Does Iowa State Basketball have the roster to compete in the Big 12 this season?

To say that last year was a disappointing season for the 2019-2020 Iowa State Basketball team is an understatement, but virtually, was expected for most Cyclone fans. Last year’s team went through many bumps and bruises, and what once seemed as if may be a promising season, ultimately blew up in all of Cyclone nations face.

Early into last season, there was some hope for the Clones, star point guard Tyrese Haliburton played like one of the top players in the entire country, and helped keep the Cyclones afloat. But after Haliburton suffered a season-ending wrist injury just before conference play, things went overboard as the Cyclones first fell to a very poor Florida A&M squad.

They eventually finished just 5-13 in Big 12 play, the second-worst record since Steve Prohm took control of the cyclones, and the 3rd straight season where Iowa State finished .500 and below in Big 12 play. This upcoming season holds a lot of question marks for Steve Prohm and his Cyclones.

The Clones underwent a complete roster overhaul this past offseason. Prohm still managed to snag four solid freshman ballers that all look to be very promising players. On the flip side, Zion Griffin, Terrance Lewis, and Caleb Grill all transferred out of the program, forcing Prohm and his staff to try and win over a couple of transfer players during the craziness Covid-19 brought to this off-season.

With that being said, here is a preview of the 2020-2021 Iowa State Cyclones.