Iowa State has shown in recent months the ability to recruit with anyone in the country. It already received commitments in the 2013 class from shooting guard Matt Thomas
(Onalaska, Wis./Onalaska High) and Monte Morris
(Flint, Mich./Beecher High), both four-star players. On Friday, another talented member of the class decided to join them.
Richard Amardi, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Indian Hills Community College (Iowa) committed Iowa State, according to Chris Williams of Cyclone Fanatic
. He'll have one year of eligibility with Fred Hoiberg's program.
Amardi originally played for Weatherford Junior College (Texas), where he averaged 13.4 points and nine rebounds in 12 games before an injury cut short his season. He then had visa issues and was sent back to his home in Toronto, Canada. He then decided to continue at Indian Hills.
"I think it's a good fit for Coach Hoiberg and what he is trying to do, Indian Hills coach Barret Peery told Cyclone Fanatic. "He can be a multi-dimensional player. I think Richard can play a couple of spots and defensively guard a few spots."
Playing time won't come easy -- he'll likely have Percy Gibson
and four-star recruit Georges Niang
to compete with at the power forward position -- but at the very least he'll add depth in the post. His decision could also have a ripple affect with recruiting, as Indian Hills consistently produces Division 1 talent each year. Amardi's teammate, small forward Dustin Hogue
is currently being pursued hard by the Cyclones.