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ISU lands grad transfer

DePaul’s Jalen Coleman-Lands joins Cyclones

AP FILE PHOTO - DePaul’s Jalen Coleman-Lands (5) takes a jumpshot over Seton Hall’s Quincy McKnight (0) during the first half of a college basketball game Jan. 29 in Newark, N.J.

AMES — Former DePaul guard Jalen Coleman-Lands is joining the Iowa State men’s basketball team as a graduate transfer.

Iowa State announced Coleman-Lands’ signing Tuesday. He averaged 11.1 points per game for the Blue Demons last season. He will be eligible immediately pending his graduation from DePaul.

Coleman-Lands began his career at Illinois, where he led the team in 3-pointers made in each of his two seasons. The Indianapolis native was granted a sixth year by the NCAA in early April after sitting out the 2017-18 season as a transfer and being limited to just nine games in 2018-19 because of injury.

“We are excited to bring Jalen into our program,” Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said. “Being from the Midwest, he is a player we’ve been familiar with for a while. He will bring immediate experience, leadership and scoring to the perimeter that we needed for this season. We are looking for Jalen to make a big impact on both ends of the floor.”

Coleman-Lands, who is 6-foot-4, started all 32 games for the Blue Demons last season. He has 1,072 points in 110 career games. He made 63 3-pointers last season for DePaul, ranking 11th in the Big East Conference, and scored in double figures in 20 games.

Some of his best games came against the Blue Demons’ top competition. She scored a season-high 21 points against Central Michigan, but also put up 18 points against Texas Tech and 17 points against both Iowa and Villanova.

Coleman-Lands is a 79.9 percent free-throw shooter for his career. He joins former Memphis guard Tyler Harris as incoming transfers for the Cyclones.

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