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With April’s evaluation period in the books, 2019 priorities for college basketball teams around the country are becoming more and more clear.

Based on what the Register is hearing from recruiting contacts and industry sources, as well as taking team needs into consideration, here is the newest version of Iowa State’s basketball recruiting big board:

Lots of guards in here, as the Cyclones have made the backcourt their big-time priority for 2019. Although they also would like to add an athletic forward or wing.

Iowa State will likely try to land four players in its 2019 class, even if Lindell Wigginton stays in Ames next year. It is no longer in the running for D.J. Carton, who recently named a top six of Iowa, Ohio State, Michigan, Indiana, Marquette and Xavier.

1. Tyrell Terry, PG

DeLaSalle (Minneapolis)

6-foot-3, 160 pounds

247Sports Composite: 3 stars; Rivals: 3 stars

A lack of clarity with Wigginton’s future kept Iowa State from going all-in on 2019 point guards until recently. Now that it seems more likely Wigginton would leave after next year should he return, the Cyclones can pursue 2019 point guards full-tilt. Expect a strong recruitment of Terry from Steve Prohm and company, who love the Midwest star’s length, bulldog mentality and play-making ability. Terry, whose stock is exploding this offseason, hosted Iowa State for a visit in mid-April — a few weeks before the Cyclones offered May 7.

2. Kira Lewis, PG

Hazel Green (Hazel Green, Alabama)

6-3, 160

247Sports Composite: 4 stars; Rivals: 4 stars

Lewis is blowing up right now. Kansas is his most recent offer, but he’s also received new offers from Oregon, Northwestern, UConn, Clemson, Indiana and Pitt, and Alabama is all over him. Lewis hosted Iowa State for an in-home visit in April. It will try its best to stay in the hunt for the South’s rapidly rising point guard.

3. Mario McKinney, PG/SG

Vashon (St. Louis)

6-2, 180

247Sports Composite: 4 stars; Rivals: 4 stars

McKinney has been at or near the top of Iowa State’s board for a long time. He’s an explosive combo guard who would work well with any of the point guards on this list. The Cyclones had an in-home visit with McKinney in April. As much as Missouri is considered the favorite, Iowa State is in this race, too.

4. Dekeyvan ‘KyKy’ Tandy, PG

University Heights (Hopkinsville, Kentucky)

6-1, 180

247Sports Composite: 3 stars; Rivals: 4 stars

Prohm has had his eye on Tandy since his sophomore year, and he’s recently impressed Tandy with his level of interest. He’s another guy Iowa State had an in-home visit with this April. Tennessee, Kansas State and Cincinnati are also showing healthy interest.

5. Luke Anderson, PF

Lakeland (Lakeland, Florida)

6-8, 220

247Sports Composite: 3 stars; Rivals: 3 stars

Iowa State has been in on Anderson since August, when it became his first high-major offer. Other schools, such as Georgia and Florida State, have offered since. But the Cyclones are well-positioned here. Their interest hasn’t wavered.

6. Tyler Wahl, SF

Lakeville North (Lakeville, Minnesota)

6-7, 200

247Sports Composite: Unrated; Rivals: Unrated 

Wahl, who plays with Terry on D1Minnesota, has blossomed into a high-major prospect with a strong offseason. He’s hauled in offers from Drake, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa State and Butler since April 22. His shot needs some work, but the Cyclones love his length and play-making ability. On paper, he looks like a power forward, but he plays nimbly like a wing. He could see more high-major offers come his way this summer.

7. Samuell Williamson, SG

Rockwall (Rockwall, Texas)

6-6, 170

247Sports Composite: 4 stars; Rivals: 4 stars

Iowa State has gained good traction with Williamson lately, and a summer visit could be in the cards. Rivals loves this kid — it ranks him top-50 in the class. Williamson would be a nice third guard to go along with a point guard and a combo guard for the 2019 backcourt class.

8. E.J. Liddell, PF

Belleville West (Belleville, Illinois)

6-7, 220

247Sports Composite: 4 stars; Rivals: 4 stars

Of course, Iowa State would love to get Liddell, the reigning Mr. Illinois Basketball. But the Cyclones are fading from the picture here.

9. Malik Hall, SF

Sunrise Christian (Wichita, Kansas)

6-7, 210

247Sports Composite: 4 stars; Rivals: 4 stars

Iowa State loved what it saw from Hall last month and offered him on April 24. It’s getting into this race later than some of the other contenders, including Kansas, who many consider the favorite. The Cyclones will try to wedge themselves in here.

10. Terrence Hargrove Jr., SF

East St. Louis (East St. Louis, Illinois)

6-6, 180

247Sports Composite: 4 stars; Rivals: 3 stars

Iowa State hasn’t offered, but Hargrove is on the Cyclones’ board and they will continue to evaluate him this offseason. Assistant coach Daniyal Robinson watched Hargrove in February during the same trip in which he watched Liddell and McKinney. An athletic, scoring-machine small forward.

Matthew Bain covers college football and basketball recruiting for the Des Moines Register. He also helps out with Iowa and Iowa State football and basketball coverage for HawkCentral and Cyclone Insider. Contact him at mbain@dmreg.com and follow him on Twitter @MatthewBain_.