LOOKING AHEAD: What’s To Come For Cyclones

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Iowa State's memorable season provided many emotions for fans from the highest of highs, to the lowest of lows.

It's over now, so let’s look at what is to come.

The Cyclones will lose lots of firepower in the 6 departing seniors including Chris Babb, Will Clyburn, Korie Lucious, and Tyrus McGee.

Iowa State does have a lot returning on the inside though.

"You bring back Melvin Ejim Mr. Double Double, that kind of production over time you couple that with Georges Niang and out of the gate you have 2 of the best players in the Big 12 next season," Register Reporter Bryce Miller explains.

But even with 2 top 100 recruits coming in to join Niang and Ejim the Cyclones will likely be picked towards the bottom of the Big 12, again.

"I’m guessing the expectations next year from the outside are going to be low again, but within the program Fred feels like it's rolling a lot," Voice of the Cyclones John Walters said.

Rolling to the point that the fans should expect another NCAA Tournament bound season.

"Fans expect the NCAA Tournament, and they should.  Two years ago it wasn't like that at ISU," Senior Chris Babb said.

Walters adds, "It will probably be a completely different team next year again, somehow Fred will mold it and I bet by the end of the year they're very competitive again."

Speaking of Hoiberg, in three years, he’s got two NCAA Tournament wins. He is already being mentioned as an NBA head coaching candidate.