Cyclones star Haliburton out for season with wrist fracture

AMES, Iowa (WBAY) - Iowa State will finish the basketball season without star guard Tyrese Haliburton.

Iowa State guard Tyrese Haliburton (22) walks off the court following a win over Kansas State in a NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)

Coach Steve Prohm says Haliburton fractured his left wrist in the Cyclones' win over Kansas State on Saturday. Haliburton was the team's second-leading scorer and the Big 12 leader in assists and steals.

Haliburton told WBAY's Des Moiness affiliate WOI-DT on Monday, "I kind of had a good idea on Saturday and I was pretty crushed on Sunday. Thankfully my family was in town so I had my mom and my dad to lean on. A shoulder to cry on so thankfully they were there but obviously the reality of actually hearing it hurts a lot more than just the thought."

The sophomore is considered a potential lottery pick in the NBA draft this year. Haliburton was hurt as he blocked a shot late in the first half.