SPORTS SHORTS: VanCleave aces Legion’s ninth hole

Terry VanCleave of Marshalltown scored a hole-in-one at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course on Monday morning, recording the ace on the ninth hole with a 5-iron.

The shot was witnessed by Jack Smith, Jim Arney and Kenny Logsdon.

Brase transferring Princeton to ISU

AMES — Princeton graduate transfer Hans Brase has chosen to finish out his eligibility at Iowa State, men’s basketball coach Steve Prohm announced Monday.

Brase, a 6-foot-9 forward from Clover, S.C, played just five games in 2014-15 before suffering knee injuries. In his career, he averaged 9.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. He’s made 100-career 3-pointers and shoots 35 percent from behind the arc.

“I am really excited to add Hans to our program,” Prohm said. “He comes from a program I have great respect for and he’ll add experience, maturity and high skill level to our team. His ability to think the game, to play the way we want to play and to space the floor will make him a valuable addition.”

Brase has played in Germany on the U-20 and second national teams. He is immediately eligible to play for the Cyclones when he gets to Ames.

Drake basketball signs Gibbs, Thomas

DES MOINES — The Drake University men’s basketball team has signed guards Jalen Gibbs and Noah Thomas to National Letters of Intent, head coach Niko Medved announced.

Gibbs is a 6-foot-3 guard from Waldorf, Md., who was recently named the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference’s Most Outstanding Player and was a Washington Post first-team All-Met selection.

Thomas, a 6-2 point guard from Sydney, Australia, competes for the AUSA program in Australia.

In the United States, Thomas has been a member of 22ft Basketball Academy and Oak Hill Academy.

Gibbs, a guard, scored 621 points as a senior at North Point High School to average 28.4 points and 10.2 rebounds per game while chipping in 3.3 assists per outing.

Gibbs and Thomas are set to join a roster that is projected to include nine returning letterwinners and seven who were regular starters in 2016-17.