Iowa State loses Blackwell to the transfer portal


Wesley Winterink

Iowa State freshman Dudley Blackwell moves with the ball on Nov 29 in Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State opened 80-63 to open the 2020-21 season. 

Zane Douglas

The third transfer to come after the fallout of Iowa State’s coaching change is Dudley Blackwell, a freshman and 2020 three-star recruit from Iowa State’s 2020 recruiting class.

The transfer was first reported by

The first two transfers to come when the Cyclones replaced Steve Prohm with T.J. Otzelberger at their head coaching position was junior Tyler Harris, who played just one season with the Cyclones after transferring from Memphis and Darlinstone Dubar, who was a freshman along with Blackwell.

Blackwell played the least of the three freshmen that stayed healthy for the season, only jumping into a few games sporadically. Unlike Dubar and Jaden Walker, Blackwell didn’t start any games.

Blackwell appeared in just 11 games, averaging 9.5 minutes per contest, 1.6 points per game, 0.6 rebounds per game and 0.5 assists per game. The freshman shot 21.1 percent from the field and 14.3 percent from 3-point range.

Walker and Xavier Foster are now the only two remaining players from a once- promising 2020 class that featured three recruits in the top 200 according to