Marquette Transfer Jameel McKay chooses Iowa State

After transferring from Marquette just a little over a month ago, Jameel McKay shown above, commits to Iowa State.

Jameel McKay who enrolled at Marquette this summer but transferred without ever playing a game, has now committed to Iowa State sources confirm Tuesday night. McKay transferred to Marquette from Indian Hills Community College in Iowa, where he was ranked as the third-best prospect in junior college. The 6’8, 190 lb forward chose to leave Marquette last month. He will likely enroll at Iowa State next month and be eligible next season. Mckay, who is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was an Junior College All American who averaged 17.9 points and 10.5 rebounds last season at Indian Hills. He joins a recruiting class that includes Northern Illinois transfer Abdel Nader and high school senior Clayton Custer.


The reason for his transfer remains unclear, but sources hint at, that it might have had something to do with a front court that was already quite deep. Davante Gardner, a first-team All Big East preseason selection, and Chris Otule figured to get the majority of the minutes at the center spot, and with Jamil Wilson and Steve Taylor also on the roster, there was not a ton of playing time available. There had to be a reason for him to commit to Golden Eagles in the first place, where scouts projected he would have been one of the best rebounders in the Big East, had he attended Marquette. Very interesting turn of events, but Iowa State has a nice addition to their roster come the 2014 season.

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Gary Parrish