Oshkosh North (WI) guard Tyrese Haliburton gave his pledge to Iowa State and head coach Steve Prohm today. Hit the jump as the skilled guard gives EM the exclusive rundown.
The 6’5 guard took an unofficial to Ames in late August on the heels of an official offer in July. It didn’t take long for Tyrese to know that Iowa State was the program for him.
“I just knew it was the place for me. The coaching staff is amazing and I see where I fit in really well. I couldn’t be more excited to join such a great program.”
As for the on court fit, Haliburton figures to play both guard spots with his combination of great vision and shooting range.
“Coach Prohm sees me as a point guard, but due to the fact that he plays multiple guards, I’ll play a little bit of the two as well. He’s expressed that he loves the way that I facilitate and how that can get me on the floor.”
On the recruiting front, the Wisconsin native says he’s already giving his best pitch to help solidify a class already featuring EM Top 100 wing Zion Griffin.
“Of course, I’m already starting to talk to other prospects. I’m aware of other kids considering Iowa State such as George Conditt.”
Asked what he’s bringing to Ames starting with the 2018-2019 season, Tyrese expects to continue the winning tradition at Iowa State.
“I’m just a kid who’s going to work hard, be a leader and do whatever it takes to win.”
Tyrese is the perfect fit for Coach Prohm and Iowa State. His combination of size, ballhandling, vision and shooting make him one of the best guard prospects in 2018. Perhaps the best thing about Haliburton is upside, as he’s not even close to scratching the surface of what he will ultimately be. With 20 pounds of muscle mass in a college strength and conditioning program, he has the size and skill to be an upper tier high-major college point guard.