Korie Lucious' One Season With Iowa State Cyclones Was A Success

By Trevor Lowry
Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Before playing for the Iowa State Cyclones, Korie Lucious was a Michigan State Spartan. However, the one season that he did play for the Cyclones should be considered as successful.

Lucious played the most minutes (31.1 MPG) in his career this past season, which resulted in the most points in his career, with 10.1 points per game. He also averaged an impressive 5.6 assists per game, which was also a career-high.

Lucious became a serious three-point shooting threat this past season, shooting the ball at 36.6 percent from behind the arc, which resulted in 68 threes.

He was once a highly rated recruit for Michigan State, but did not seem to work out. His most points and assists in a season for the Spartans was in his junior year, where he averaged 6.5 points per game and 4.1 assists per game. Those weren’t horrible numbers, but I always thought that Lucious had a much higher ceiling than that.

While playing for the Cyclones, he showed off his talent and made a big impact on the team. He may have not been the highest scorer for the team, but he did have the most assists and was a very crucial part to Iowa State’s offense.

He even went out in style by dropping 19 points against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The Cyclones may have lost that game, but Lucious played well–despite all of the turnovers–and the Cyclones gave it their all and barely lost that game.

It was great seeing Lucious get some significant minutes this season, and he really got to show the college basketball world his talent, as a result.


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