Pikeville graduate Kasongo transfers to Iowa State


By Steve LeMaster - slemaster@civitasmedia.com



Former Pikeville High School big man Ray Kasongo is the latest addition for the Iowa State University men’s basketball program.


AMES, Iowa – Tennessee transfer Ray Kasongo has landed in Iowa. On Monday, Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm confirmed that Kasongo will play for the Cyclones.

Kasongo is a 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward from Toronto. He graduated from Pikeville High School after playing for East Ridge High School.

Kasongo will sit out the 2016-17 season per NCAA transfer rules. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Kasongo contributed for the Volunteers during the 2015-16 season, playing in 22 games. He averaged 1.4 points and 1.5 rebounds after transferring from the College of Southern Idaho.

Kasongo will add size to the Iowa State roster once he becomes eligible to play during the 2017-18 season.

Iowa State signed two players – Merrill Holden and Darrell Bowie – recently.

“We are excited to add Ray to our program,” Prohm said. “He has great size and athleticism and we are looking forward to working with him during his sit out season as we continue to develop his skill set.”

In his only season at College of Southern Idaho, Kasongo played in all 34 games while helping the Eagles reach the round of 16 at the NJCAA National Tournament. He averaged 6.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 15.6 minutes per game.

Kasongo played AAU ball for Grassroots Canada.

Former Pikeville High School big man Ray Kasongo is the latest addition for the Iowa State University men’s basketball program.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Ray_Kasongo.jpgFormer Pikeville High School big man Ray Kasongo is the latest addition for the Iowa State University men’s basketball program.

By Steve LeMaster

slemaster@civitasmedia.com

Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.

Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.

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