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Iowa State Women’s Basketball Adds Former East Standout Nyamer Diew


AMES, Iowa – Iowa State women’s basketball and Head Coach Bill Fennelly announced the addition of Nyamer Diew [Ny-mere Dew], a 6-1 freshman forward transfer from Butler.

“We are very excited to bring Ny back to her home state,” Fennelly said. “She is an amazing person who will add a great deal to our program both on and off the court. Her versatile skill set combined with her length and athleticism will provide us with many options in how we use her.”

Diew, who hails from Marshall, Minn., graduated high school from Sioux City East in Sioux City, Iowa. In high school, she averaged 15.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.2 blocks and 2.0 steals per contest, while helping the Raiders win two conference championships.

In one season at Butler, Diew averaged 5.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. Diew appeared in 16 games, starting in 10, while averaging 22 minutes of action. Diew shot 36 percent from the floor and 33 percent from deep, and she set a career-high against Xavier with 12 points, five blocks and four steals. Diew also blocked 15 shots in Butler’s final four games of the season.

“I am extremely excited to start this new journey in my college career,” Diew said. “The Butler University community will always be a part of me that I will forever be thankful for. I am excited to grow, not only as a basketball player, but a young woman with the help of the Iowa State women’s basketball program. My teammates have already been amazing, and I cannot wait to meet them all in a few weeks. The Iowa State community is one of the greatest I’ve heard about, so I cannot wait to get to work and play in front of these amazing fans. See you soon Ames and go Cyclones!”

Diew will have four seasons of eligibility remaining.