Blue-chip basketball star Tamin Lipsey talks about getting an offer to play for the Cyclones Des Moines Register


This was a busy week in the college basketball recruiting world.

Starting Monday, college coaches were able to directly contact prospects in the 2022 class. This week was an opportunity for schools to tell kids they're keeping on eye on them, to express serious interest or even to extend offers.

The 2022 class in Iowa is shaping up to be strong. We've known about Ames blue-chip point guard Tamin Lipsey for a while, but there are already a handful of other sophomores who hold Division I offers. Others will get them before long, too.

Here's which schools have contacted some of Iowa's top 2022 prospects this week:

Tamin Lipsey, PG, Ames

Lipsey is considered one of the country's top point guards. Already a Team USA gold medal-winner, he will likely wind up a four-star, top-50 national talent. He holds offers from Iowa State, Nebraska and Minnesota. 

Schools that have contacted: Iowa State, Marquette, Virginia Tech, Iowa, Cal, Xavier, Minnesota, Arizona, North Carolina, Nebraska, Ohio State, Illinois, Air Force, Holy Cross, Stanford and Texas

Josh Dix, SG, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln

Dix is a 6-foot-3, ready-made shooter at the next level. He pairs nice length on the perimeter with a smooth stroke that knocked down 39.3% from long range last season. He holds an offer from South Dakota State.

Schools that have contacted: Creighton, BYU, Loyola-Chicago, Northern Iowa, Belmont, Nebraska-Omaha, South Dakota, South Dakota State, North Dakota State, Colorado State, Utah State and Drake

Tanner Te Slaa, PG, Boyden-Hull

Te Slaa is a versatile, 6-4 player who shoots 45.5% from long range with excellent instincts. He has a natural feel for the game. That's why we project him as a point guard, but he could really play any perimeter position. South Dakota State, South Dakota and Augustana have offered.

Schools that have contacted: Northern Iowa, South Dakota State, South Dakota, Colorado State, Utah State, North Dakota State, Belmont and Augustana

Cole Glasgow, SG, Dallas Center-Grimes

An athletic, 6-3 scorer who can finish around the basket, Glasgow is shaping up to be a mid-major darling. He shot nearly 40% from 3-point range as a sophomore and scored 15.6 points per game. 

Schools that have contacted: UC Irvine, Utah State, North Dakota, South Dakota, Belmont, Colorado State, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Drake and Northern Iowa

Trey Campbell, PG, Cedar Falls

Campbell has the pieces you'd want in a college point guard: length (he's already 6-4), good court vision and instincts (4.4 assists per game), and good defensive effort. 

Schools that have contacted: Virginia Tech, Northern Iowa and South Dakota

Trevion LaBeaux, SF, Waterloo East

Perhaps the best athlete in Iowa's 2022 class, LaBeaux is a high-flying joy to watch on the court. As a 6-4 wing, he needs to start taking and making more 3-pointers. If he adds a long-range shot to his game, his upside is considerable.

Schools that have contacted: Nebraska-Omaha (Colorado State was expected to contact him, as well)

Carson Toebe, PG, Clear Lake

Toebe is a well-rounded, 6-3 point guard who logged 14.4 points and 4.5 assists per game last season, and he shot 34.4% from 3-point range.

Schools that have contacted: South Dakota and Northern Iowa

Trey Lewis, PG, Johnston

You'd be hard-pressed to find many point guard prospects in Iowa more skilled then Lewis, who averaged 10.9 points and 1.9 assists while shooting 47.3% from long range. Interest, though, will grow if he grows; he's about 5-9½ right now.

Schools that have contacted: Cal and Belmont

Lucas Lorenzen, SF, Okoboji

Lorenzen, who checks in at 6-4, does a bit of everything for Okoboji. Aa a sophomore last year, he led the team with 22.5 points and 12 rebounds per game. He also shot 43.8% from 3-point range.

Schools that have contacted: Augustana, South Dakota and South Dakota 

Ashton Hermann, SG, Ballard

A pesky defender who snagged 2.8 steals per game, Hermann is a 6-4 guard who logged 15.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game while shooting 48.3%.

Schools that have contacted: Northern Iowa, Nebraska-Omaha and Augustana

Jevin Sullivan, SG, North Polk

Sullivan is a 6-3 guard who led North Polk with 19.7 points per game while shooting 38% from long range.

School that has contacted: Princeton

Checking in on some 2021 prospects

It was only a matter of time before Cedar Falls wing Landon Wolf picked up his first Division I offer. Wolf emerged as a name to watch during his junior season — and then he became a name to circle, underline and highlight when he shot the lights out at the state tournament in March.

Wolf, who stands 6-5, rose from unranked to No. 13 in the Register's January edition of the in-state 2021 recruiting rankings, and he'll see another big rise in the next version. (Keep an eye out for that next version — and our first 2022 rankings — in early July.)

Division II Truman State (Mo.), coached by former Hawkeye Jeff Horner, offered Wolf in late May. Fellow D-II Quincy (Ill.) offered June 13.

Then, later June 13, Bryant handed him his first D-I offer. Western Illinois and South Dakota soon offered, too. South Dakota State is also recruiting Wolf. Nebraska-Omaha, Missouri-Kansas City and North Dakota have previously been involved, as well.

Wolf's AAU teammate, Davenport Assumption combo guard Emarion Ellis, has also landed his first D-I offers in recent weeks. Bryant offered him back on May 4, and Wisconsin-Milwaukee just offered on Wednesday. South Dakota State, Colorado State, Northern Iowa and Drake are among the other schools who have shown interest.

Ellis rose from No. 8 to No. 5 in January's 2021 in-state rankings.

Another riser in those rankings, Mount Vernon shooting guard Keaton Kutcher, who jumped from No. 12 to No. 8, has seen his stock elevate in recent weeks, too. 

Kutcher held an offer from Western Illinois' old staff, and the new staff re-offered in late March. Then, on Thursday, Kutcher added his second D-I offer from IUPUI.

Another 2021 prospect whose name continues to get brought up is Bishop Garrigan power forward/center Angelo Winkel. South Dakota, South Dakota State, Augustana and North Dakota State are among the schools that continue to monitor him. Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Northern Iowa, Nebraska-Omaha and Missouri-Kansas City have also reached out recently. Winkel rose from No. 10 to No. 7 in January's rankings update.

Matthew Bain covers recruiting, Iowa/Iowa State athletics and Drake basketball for the Des Moines Register and USA TODAY Network. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @MatthewBain_.

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