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
Zion Griffin is transferring from Iowa State pic.twitter.com/58if7UGEwX— Travis Hines (@TravisHines21) March 17, 2020
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.