DES MOINES — A new grassroots season has Davenport West freshman and Iowa State recruiting target Jerry Myles with a new program.

The 6-foot-5 wing has moved from Quad City Elite to Mokan out of Kansas City. He plays for the 16U Elite team.

“I felt like I really wasn’t getting too much better with the other team,” Myles said Sunday after his team won the 16U title at the Iowa Gym Rats’ Capital City event, “so I wanted to go with a coach like Rodney (Perry) that’s going to push me to be better, to be the best that I can be.”

Myles averaged 11.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game while shooting 42.4 percent from the floor during his freshman campaign at Davenport West and is playing primarily against players a year older than him with Mokan. He’s the only class of 2016 player on his team.

He sports offers from Iowa, Creighton, Nebraska and the Cyclones.

“I’m hearing the most from Iowa and Iowa State,” Myles said. “I hear from them a lot.”

Iowa assistant Kirk Speraw and Purdue assistant Micah Shrewsberry both watched Myles on Sunday.

Myles visited ISU for its win over ranked Kansas State at Hilton Coliseum this past winter.

He’ll be spending his spring and summer playing with Mokan as they try to qualify for the 16U EYBL finals at the Peach Jam in July.

The EYBL — particularly the 17U league — is largely considered the most competitive AAU circuit in the country.

“The competition is a lot better (with Mokan) because they want to play the best,” Myles said. “We’re trying to get into the Peach Jam tournament. We have to qualify for that and we’re trying to play the best teams to see where we’re at.”

ISU already has a commitment from one former Mokan player — 2014 guard Clayton Custer, who elected to leave the program this year in favor of playing with more of his high school teammates as he readies for his senior year.