DeAndre Kane Will Provide Iowa State Cyclones With Instant Contributions Next Season

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Since taking over the Iowa State Cyclonesprogram, head coach Fred Hoiberg has developed a consistent theme with on-the-move transfers. Hoiberg has not only been open to bringing them into his system, but he’s made it a common trend and it’s paid dividends for a program that can easily be considered on-the-rise.

Next season, the Cyclones are prepared to welcome in Marshall transfer DeAndre Kane and according to reports, the 6-foot-4 guard will be eligible to play immediately. Kane earned his degree at Marshall which makes him a graduate school transfer under NCAA guidelines. Therefore, Kane will jump right into the Cyclones’ system for the 2013-14 season and there’s no doubt that he can and will provide a valuable impact at Iowa State.

Kane had a very successful three seasons on the court with the Thundering Herd, never averaging less than 15 points per game in any season. The future looked bright after Kane’s freshman season, not just individually, but for Marshall as a whole. However, the Thundering Herd could never make any postseason noise. Now however, Kane will have a legitimate shot at heading to his first ever Big Dance in 2014.

Just this past season, as a junior, Kane averaged 15.1 points, 7.0 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game. He may not be able to duplicate those numbers right away with a new team, but there’s no denying that someone of his caliber won’t be an instant impact performer in Ames.

This was a great pick-up for Hoiberg and the Cyclones and the news of Kane’s clearance to play is even bigger.

 

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