Clyburn selected to play in all-star game

ATLANTA – Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg will have some familiar company in the Reese’s College All-Star Game.

Former Cyclone Will Clyburn will join his coach on April 5 as both will take part in the all-star game that takes place at the Final Four in Atlanta.

The game is sponsored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and will give Clyburn a chance to play in front of basketball scouts from all over the world.

Clyburn is one of 20 collegiate players to be selected for the game, which will take place at the Georgia Dome. Tip off time is set for 4 p.m. local time.

Clyburn, the former Marshalltown Community College standout, led the Cyclones in scoring this past season at 15 points per game and was second in rebounding at nearly seven per game.

He also helped Iowa State earn its second straight berth into the NCAA Tournament and was selected as the Big 12 Conference’s Newcomer of the Year, chosen to the all-Big 12 second team and was an all-district pick by the USBWA and the NABC.

Other collegiate athletes participating in the game include Big 12 representatives Pierre Jackson of Baylor and Rodney McGruder of Kansas State. Clyburn is the first Cyclone to participate in the college all-star game since Jared Homan in 2005.