Iowa State basketball signs four

Iowa State has signed four basketball to letters of intent in a recruiting class ranked 24th in the nation by ESPN.

High school stars Matt Thomas and Monte Morris and junior college teammates Dustin Hogue and Richard Amardi will be eligible to play starting in 2013-14.

Thomas is a 6-foot-4 guard who is considered among the best shooters in the nation.

Morris is a 6-foot-1 point guard from Flint, Mich., and he and Thomas are considered consensus top-100 recruits.

Hogue and Amardi play for Indian Hills Community College. Hogue will have two seasons of eligibility at Iowa State, but Amardi will have just one.