When Rasir Bolton entered the NCAA transfer portal back in April, he noted that he wanted not just to find a new team, but find a community that was behind that team 100 percent. He found that team and community in Ames, Iowa.

The former Penn State Nittany Lion announced that he would be transferring to Iowa State for his remaining three years of college eligibility. As a freshman in the Big Ten, Bolton averaged just over 11 points per game. He and his family visited Ames back on May 10th and 11th and loved the feel of the community right away.

Also lending a helping hand in the recruiting process was former Cyclone and current Denver Nugget point guard Monte Morris. Morris and Bolton exchanged text messages during his visit to Ames, even while Morris was busy taking on the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA Playoffs.

When Bolton will play for the Cyclones is still up in the air. Normally, he would have to sit out a year due to NCAA transfer rules. However, Bolton is appealing to the NCAA to allow him to play this next season for Iowa State.


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