Cameron Lard, a four-star recruit for Iowa State, was not enrolled at the school as classes began Monday in Ames. The freshman still has time to enroll but his academic qualification situation is still uncertain.
Cyclones coach Steve Prohm provided few details about Lard when asked during Sunday’s Fan Fest.
“I’ve got nothing to say right now about Cameron,” he said. “You have to check all your boxes, cross all your T’s and dot all your I’s.”
Lard, 6-foot-9, 220 pounds, committed to Iowa State last November and signed his letter of intent in April. Instead of attending summer school classes in Ames, he continued to do academic work – presumably to complete high school course work.
The Louisiana native transferred high schools after his junior season and the state high school association ruled he was ineligible for competition. Instead, Lard spent his senior season attending Pro Vision Academy in Houston.
If Lard is waiting on the results of his summer school work to complete his high school requirements, that could be delaying his enrollment at Iowa State. Prohm indicated he hopes Lard’s situation is resolved by the end of the week.
Iowa State is coming off a 23-12 season that ended in the Sweet 16 and the Cyclones must replace front-court starters Georges Niang and Jameel McKay. Lard is one of four scholarship post players listed on the team’s roster.