A quartet of talented basketball prospects from the one of the nation's top junior college programs visited Iowa State on Saturday.
Indian Hills Community College head coach Barrett Peery said four of his players - two 2014 prospects and two 2015 prospects - were in Ames Saturday to meet with Cyclone coaches and players and to attend the ISU-Iowa football game.
Sophomores Lester Medford and Quevyn Winters are both receiving a good deal of Division I interest with Medford farther through the process of the two. According to Coach Peery, Medford, a 5-11 point guard, has official visits scheduled to Baylor this weekend (Sept. 20-22) and St. Mary's the following weekend (Sept. 27-29).
Medford previously played at Arizona Western Community College where he averaged about 18 points and four assists per game as a freshman.
"It has really come down mostly to Baylor and St. Mary's," Coach Peery said. "There's nothing official with Iowa State yet, but he's narrowed it to those three."
Winters is a former Division I player at Duquesne who is looking to bounce back to Division I after playing for a season and graduating from Indian Hills with a two-year degree. Peery characterized Winters' recruiting picture right now as a lot of schools "dabbling" with him, including Iowa State, and he said that ISU coach Fred Hoiberg likes Winters a lot because of his ability to shoot the basketball.
Also at Iowa State this past weekend were 2015 prospects Jordan Washington and Malik Dime, who are both freshmen at Indian Hills this season.
Washington is a 6-8 power forward prospect from Queens (N.Y.) who claimed a number of Division I offers out of high school from a list of schools that included Cincinnati,
Louisville, Oregon State, Pitt, Seton Hall, St. John's, Tennessee, Villanova and Xavier.
Dime is a 6-10 big originally from Senegal who first attended high school in Columbus (Ohio) and later transferred to New Hope Christian Academy in North Carolina.
Coach Peery said schools are generally still in the "get to know" phase with his 2015 prospects, neither of whom have taken any other visits except to Iowa State since enrolling at Indian Hills this fall.