J'Vonne Hadley to meet with Iowa State, Michigan State virtually

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NCAA Tournament press conference — Purdue coach Matt Painter

A talented Pac-12 transfer will meet with two teams virtually on Monday, with Colorado‘s J’Vonne Hadley revealing to On3’s Joe Tipton that he will speak with both Iowa State and Michigan State.

Those two programs are involved in his recruitment, as is Michigan.

The skilled Colorado guard is coming off a season in which he averaged 11.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game as his team reached the NCAA Tournament and won its opening game. He’s reportedly looking to make a decision in the next week or so.

Hadley hit the NCAA transfer portal following his senior season with the Buffaloes. He has had a considerable journey during his college basketball playing days.

He began his career at Northeastern, where he appeared in just 13 games for the Huskies. He totaled 11 points and 13 rebounds.

From there, J’Vonne Hadley went to Indian Hills CC. He earned NJCAA Division I first-team All-American honors there after averaging 10.9 points and 6.2 rebounds. From there he made a major jump, going to Colorado prior to the 2022-23 season.

During his junior season he averaged 8.0 points and 5.9 rebounds for the Buffaloes.

He’ll offer whichever program gets him an elite shooting presence from the wing. He shot 41.7% from 3-point range this season.

Iowa State is coming off a season in which it won 29 games, including two in the NCAA Tournament. The Cyclones fell in the Sweet 16 to see their season end earlier this week.

The program finished second in the Big 12 standings this season.

Michigan State, meanwhile, didn’t make it quite as far in the NCAA Tournament, though the Spartans also won their opening game. Michigan State then fell to top-seeded North Carolina in the Round of 32.

Suffice it to say, though, if Tom Izzo is interested in a guard it’s probably a pretty high-caliber player. That certainly says a lot about J’Vonne Hadley and the kind of interest he’s getting in the transfer portal.