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Kane to play at Iowa St.

Jun. 01, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Dre Kane is taking his basketball career to the Big 12 Conference.

Kane, a three-time All-Conference USA player for the Marshall Thundering Herd, will use his final year of eligibility with the Iowa State Cyclones.

Iowa State announced Friday that Kane signed a financial aid agreement and will be eligible immediately at the Ames, Iowa, school after graduating from Marshall.

"The up-tempo offense ISU runs played a major role in my decision," Kane said in an Iowa State news release. "I like to get up and down the court. The style that Coach (Fred) Hoiberg allows his team to play fits my game perfectly."

Marshall head coach Tom Herrion announced April 23 that Kane wasn't returning.

Kane, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound guard from Pittsburgh, Pa., averaged 15.1 points, 7.0 assists and 4.4 rebounds last season when he was named as a repeat member of the All-CUSA second team. He was the C-USA Freshman of the Year and third team all-conference selection in 2011-12.

He left Marshall as the program's all-time 15th leading scorer (1,496), eighth in career assists (432), ninth in field goal attempts (1,263) and 10th in steals (129). Skip Henderson (1984-88) and Damier Pitts (2008-12) are the only other two players in the Herd career Top 20 for scoring and Top 10 for assists.

"Having lost four perimeter players that were major contributors last year, DeAndre adds great versatility to our team," Hoiberg said. "His experience will be a great addition to our team."

Kane visited USC and Pittsburgh before choosing the Cyclones.

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