Iowa State signs Penn State's Rasir Bolton
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By LUKE MEREDITH
AMES, Iowa (AP) Penn State basketball transfer Rasir Bolton has signed with Iowa State.
The Cyclones announced on Wednesday that Bolton, who averaged 11.6 points a game as a freshman last season, will join the team this summer. Bolton will have three years of eligibility with the Cyclones - and he might even apply for a waiver to play next season for Iowa State instead of sitting it out per NCAA rules.
The 6-foot-2 Bolton appears to be the kind of high scoring shooting guard coach Steve Prohm had been searching for after losing Talen Horton-Tucker and Lindell Wigginton to the pros.
Bolton shot 36.1 % on 3s in his only season in State College, hitting 52 of them. He led the Big Ten in free throws at 87.6 % and scored at least 20 points four times.
Bolton also earned an academic achievement award from the Nittany Lions.
Bolton "had a tremendous freshman year at Penn State and we are looking forward to seeing him continue to grow here at Iowa State. Rasir has a chance to be a terrific player for our program," Prohm said.
Should Bolton be eligible to play next season, he'd likely join Tyrese Haliburton and Colorado State transfer Prentiss Nixon in a rebuilt but promising backcourt.
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Updated May 29, 2019