Cyclones add transfer Jameel McKay to roster, eligible next December

Jameel McKay sits in the stands during the game against UNC-Wilmington on Nov. 10, 2013.

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Iowa State formally announced the addition of forward Jameel McKay to the team Monday. 

McKay played two seasons at Indian Hills Community College before committing to play basketball at Marquette. The junior chose to transfer to Iowa State this fall before ever playing a game at Marquette. 

The 6-foot-8 forward signed an acceptance of admission Monday and will be eligible to play for the Cyclones beginning next season on Dec. 20, 2014. He will have one and a half years of eligibility. 

“The relationship I have with the coaches and the style of play were big factors in choosing Iowa State,” McKay said in a news release Monday. “I like to play an up tempo style and Coach Hoiberg runs an NBA style offense that will compliment my game. I’m looking forward to getting to Iowa State and playing with the guys.”

McKay became the first player in Indian Hills history to be named an All-American twice. Last season he averaged 16.8 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. He finished with double figures in scoring in 59 of 63 games while at Indian Hills. 

McKay was a teammate of current ISU forward Dustin Hogue while the Warriors went 59-8 in two seasons at the community college.