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Graduate transfers shaping Iowa State men's basketball roster

Cyclones add Princeton's Hans Brase Friday

Iowa State Cyclones head coach Steve Prohm watches play against West Virginia during the Big 12 Tournament at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., on March 11, 2017. (Denny Medley/USA TODAY Sports)
Iowa State Cyclones head coach Steve Prohm watches play against West Virginia during the Big 12 Tournament at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., on March 11, 2017. (Denny Medley/USA TODAY Sports)

WEST DES MOINES — Filling seven scholarships in one year isn’t ideal. Iowa State men’s basketball coach Steve Prohm and his staff had to be diligent in the transfer market to not only identify who team needs are, but also who would be a good fit in the system.

Princeton graduate transfer Hans Brase (6-foot-8, 230 pounds) committed to the Cyclones on Friday afternoon, leaving them with just one open spot for 2017-18.

Prohm couldn’t comment on Brase specifically at Friday’s 10th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Gala because he hadn’t officially signed, but did talk about his roster taking shape.

“We’ll probably still have one hanging around for us to see what we can do with that,” Prohm said. “Sometimes you can get a great gift in July or early August. We’ve got our eyes on one or two (players) that may have a summer to finish up things, so if that works it’s someone that would definitely have to be a big bonus and be able to help us right away.”

Brase averaged 6.4 points and 2.8 rebounds for the Tigers before a knee injury in the fifth game of the season. He missed all of 2015-16 with a knee injury after averaging 11.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in 2014-15.

UTSA transfer Jeff Beverly also joined the Cyclones this offseason.

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