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Iowa State Basketball: Cornell Mann Getting To Work Right Away

After Dayton's head coach Brian Gregory left to go to Georgia Tech, 6-6 G/F LaDontae Henton, a former 2011 Dayton signee, asked to be released from his LOI. Upon his release, he has reopened his recruitment, and Iowa State offered him a scholarship for next year. I am assuming Mann is the big reason why we offered a scholarship. Henton was in Ames over this past weekend.

According to this article, Henton is going to visit Penn State, followed by 2 other schools (which he has not decided yet). He is apparently not going to decide where he will go, until another month or so, and it's really tough to tell Iowa State's chances without knowing what other schools he will visit at this point.

Obviously getting this kid isn't make or break for the class. To be honest, it is going to be hard for a true freshmen to crack the rotation next year. I was kind of hoping they would just bank the scholarship for 2012, and it still could happen I suppose. According to the ESPN recruiting profile, he needs to work on an outside shot, and his ball handling skills. It's a tough combination if you are a player who primarily drives, but you do not have great handling skills. If he's a guy who wants to sit for a year and work on his game, I think he'd be a good fit. If he's a guy who expects to play Big 12 basketball right away, I'm not so sure about that.