Big 12 Conference - One True Champion
stop
Article Image
Courtesy: Athletics Communications

Eric McKnight Inks With The Cyclones

Courtesy: cyclones.com
Release: 04/29/2010
         
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Related Links
More from Cyclones.tv

AMES, Iowa- The Iowa State men’s basketball team will have the services of athletic forward Eric McKnight, a native of Raleigh, N.C., for the upcoming 2010-11 season. ISU head coach Fred Hoiberg announced today that McKnight has signed a letter of intent to join the Cyclones.

McKnight has emerged as a coveted recruit in college basketball circles within the last month, choosing ISU over Indiana, Maryland, Missouri and Georgetown.

Part of the reason McKnight has been so sought after is his unlimited potential. At 6-9 and 215 pounds, McKnight possesses a 7-foot wing span with outstanding jumping ability, helping him block 4.6 shots per game at Princeton Day Academy (Lanham, Md.) a year ago.

“Eric is a tremendous athlete,” ISU associate head coach T.J. Otzelberger said. “His uncanny ability to pull defenders away from the basket and handle the ball will make him a force. Defensively, he possesses outstanding timing and shot-blocking ability.”

McKnight was invited to numerous postseason all-star games after earning all-Independent and all-District honors in 2010. He is ranked as the 42nd-best power forward in the class of 2010 by ESPN.com. McKnight averaged 11.8 points and 10.8 rebounds last season.

Iowa State Men’s Basketball 2010-11 Recruits
Melvin Ejim, F, 6-6, 215, Fr., Brampton, Ontario (Brewster Academy [N.H.])
DeMarcus Phillips, G, 6-2, 195, Jr., Milwaukee, Wis. (Washington/Marshalltown C.C.)
Jordan Railey, F, 6-10, 235, Fr., Beaverton, Ore. (Beaverton)
Eric McKnight, F, 6-9, 215, Fr., Raleigh, N.C. (Princeton Day [Md.])

More on Men's Basketball
The Team
Head coach Fred Hoiberg | Coaching Staff
Roster | Big 12 Standings | Weekly Release


Multimedia
Big 12 On Television FAQ | Weekly Clearance Info
Big 12 Network Station Clearance List

Social Media
Twitter | Facebook

Facilities
Hilton Coliseum
Sukup Basketball Practice Facility


Historical Information
Archives | Encyclopedia
Records | Results | Tradition


Inside Iowa State
Camps | Cyclone Alley | For Recruits
Hilton Magic | In the NBA
Inside MBB Video | Video Library | Why Iowa State



advertisement
Big12Sports.com
Uploaded Ad
CyHawk
Cyclone Connections
Cyclone Spotlight
Cyclone Sidebar
NCAA
Cy's Pets of the Week
2:00 Timeout
U.S. Cellular Text the Coach
Sweet Caroline
Fight Song
asd:12