MBB: ISU freshman guard announces plans to transfer

Chris Cuellar —

When Athletic Director Jamie Pollard announced coach Greg McDermott would be returning for another season after finishing with a losing record for the last four years, there was a semblance of stability in the basketball program.

The turnover rate just got higher for the Cyclones, as highly-touted freshman guard Chris Colvin announced he will transfer from Iowa State.

Colvin emerged as the No. two point guard behind veteran Diante Garrett during the 2009-10 season, and played in 29 games averaging three points and 1.9 assists. The true freshman from powerhouse Whitney Young High School in Chicago was suspended in January following a reported outburst and McDermott’s wish for Colvin to mature.

Colvin’s re-entry to the lineup occurred earlier than the February target date because of depth issues and other injuries on the Cyclones. Colvin had a career-high 11 points vs. Oklahoma.