Forward LaRon Dendy is probable for this weekend’s Chicago Invitational games against Saint Louis and either Notre Dame/Northwestern.
Dendy has missed Iowa State’s last four games with a right knee sprain.
He was in uniform Tuesday for the Cyclones’ 84-53 win over Tennessee State but did not play. Trainer Vic Miller said Dendy planned to resume practice Wednesday with the hope of being available for tonight’s 5 p.m. game with the Billikens.
“I think it is looking pretty good. He’s doing well and feels good,” Miller said.
Dendy scored 16 points and had seven rebounds in ISU’s season-opening win over Idaho State. The 6-9, 230-pound junior was injured in practice the following day.
He’ll need a little time to get back into game shape.
“He’s been out for almost two straight weeks,” Miller said. “We have to try and get him moving and get him in the flow.”
Unless Iowa State plays Northwestern – which is only likely to happen if ISU loses Friday to Saint Louis, considering the hometown ‘Cats face No. 23 Notre Dame in the other half of the four-team tournament – there will be no television coverage of its games this weekend.
The Big Ten Network is planning on televising Northwestern’s games.
Unfortunately, one of the year’s best individual match-ups between Cyclone big man Craig Brackins and Notre Dame All-America forward Luke Harangody will fly way under the radar nationally.
It’s kind of a shame.