Zion Griffin Texas Tech 2/22

Zion Griffin drives against Texas Tech on Feb.22 in Hilton Coliseum.

Less than a week removed from the end of a disappointing season, Iowa State men's basketball got another piece of less-than-positive news.

Sophomore forward Zion Griffin announced on the night of March 16 on Instagram that he would be leaving Iowa State 

In his post, Griffin thanked Head Coach Steve Prohm and the rest of the coaching staff for the opportunity to play at the Big 12-level but said the transfer was needed.

In the post, Griffin said, "Discussing what would be best for me and my parents, I have decided to transfer from Iowa State." 

Griffin's transfer comes after he was recruited as a four-star recruit by 247Sports and ESPN. Griffin ranked as the third best player in Illinois coming out of high school, but the sophomore averaged just under 11 minutes a game with 3.0 ppg this past season for the Cyclones.

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