Cap City League: Iowa State injury rundown


Brooke Engelstad / Iowa State Daily

Solomon Young controlled the ball in a Capital City League game on July 9.

Cliff Wise

Injuries are still lingering around the Iowa State men’s basketball team, and those injuries are directly impacting many Cap City squads.

With the recent news that transfer guard Prentiss Nixon underwent surgery to remove bone spurs in his left ankle and will miss 4-6 weeks, here’s a quick rundown of every Cyclone player to miss Cap City action (and why):

Junior forward Solomon Young will miss the Cap City League due to a knee surgery that took place in the spring that he is recovering from. Sophomore forward Cameron Lard is spending the summer in a wellness program.

Incoming freshman George Conditt recently finished competing in the FIBA U18 World Cup for Puerto Rico, and it’s unclear whether or not he will take part in subsequent. Senior guard Nick Weiler-Babb is not around this summer due to an internship in Kansas City.

Freshman Zion Griffin has a torn lateral meniscus in his knee and had minor surgery, which will take 3-5 weeks to recover from. Lindell Wigginton is taking a break after going through the NBA Draft process before ultimately returning to Iowa State.

Finally, reigning Cap City League MVP and Cyclone transfer Marial Shayok missed the first week of Cap City League with a sprained ankle. His status for the rest of league 

That leaves six Cyclones who are healthy and/or played in Cap City last weekend: Incoming freshmen guards Talen Horton-Tucker and Tyrese Haliburton, junior transfer forward Michael Jacobson, senior guard-forward Zoran Talley Jr., sophomore walk-on guard Eric Steyer and sophomore guard Terrence Lewis.

Cap City League action continues Sunday at 4:30 p.m., with the first game pitting Lewis and Hannah Homes against Talley’s Waukee-Clive Vet Clinic team.