About Boys Basketball
Vance Downs begins his 19th season at the helm of the Little Cyclone boys program – currently the longest-tenured head coach in the Ames athletics department. The Little Cyclones return as 2022 State Champions who were led by two double-digit scorers Tamin Lipsey (16.3 ppg) and Trevion LaBeaux (10.8 ppg).
Points of Pride
NBA LegacyAmes Success
An NBA Legacy exists at Ames High, which includes active players Harrison Barnes and Doug McDermott in addition to Fred Hoiberg and Dick Gibbs.
23State Tournament Appearances
The Little Cyclones are second all-time in state tournament appearances with 23 showings.
The 2022 title marked the program’s 9th championship in program history. That tops all 4A teams and is second-most in state history.
43State Tournament Victories
With three wins in the 2022 state tournament, the Little Cyclones’ 43 all-time state tournament wins is the most in state history among active programs