Iowa State hosting pair of hoops prospects this weekend

Mar 18, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; Virginia Cavaliers guard Marial Shayok (4) drives to the basket against the Florida Gators during the first half in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State will be hosting a pair of men’s basketball prospects this weekend, according to multiple reports that we have confirmed at Cyclone Fanatic. Northwest Florida State College guard Daryl Edwards and Virginia transfer forward Marial Shayok will both be making their way to campus.

Edwards averaged 13.6 points, 3.9 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game during his sophomore season at Northwest Florida. The 6-foot-4-inch Fresno, Calif. native shot 46.6 percent from behind the 3-point line and 48.9 percent from the floor.

He scored 20 points and dished four assists in the Raiders’ loss to Hutchinson in the NJCAA Final Four. He did not play in the team’s loss to South Plains College in the national tournament’s third-place game.

Shayok averaged 8.9 points and 2.4 rebounds in 20.6 minutes per game this past season for Tony Bennett’s squad. The 6-foot-5-inch Ottawa native shot 44.5 percent from the floor and 32.8 percent from 3-point range.

He played 22 minutes and scored five points in the Cavaliers’ win over Iowa State in the 2016 Sweet Sixteen. He will sit out one season before playing one season at his next school.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on basketball recruiting in the coming days.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.