Iowa State was eliminated in shocking fashion from the NCAA Tournament last week and now the Cyclones will part ways with a freshman point guard. According to a release from the school, Kansas native Clayton Custer will transfer.
“I appreciate the work and effort Clayton gave to our program this season,” Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg said in the release. “He has been a great teammate. I’ve enjoyed coaching Clayton and wish him the best in the future. I will do anything I can to assist him as he looks for a new school.”
A 6-foot-0 guard from Overland Park, Custer played in 12 games in the 2014-15 season. He played 5.8 minutes per game in a reserve role and averaged 1.1 points per game.
“I truly enjoyed my time at Iowa State,” Custer said. “I was able to build relationships with people I’ll be close to the rest of my life and I will always cherish the moments I had here. Thank you to the Iowa State coaches, my teammates and Cyclone nation for the special opportunity.”
With sophomore point guard Monte Morris continuing to thrive at the position, Custer wasn’t likely to see many minutes the next two seasons. This is probably a good decision for Custer if he wants to see more playing time in his sophomore year.
A former four-star prospect in Rivals‘ Class of 2014 rankings, Custer had other Big 12 offers and other high-major offers coming out of high school.