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RECRUITING: Iowa State lands commitment from Virginia transfer Marial Shayok

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 has picked up a commitment from Virginia transfer guard Marial Shayok, according to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Shayok officially visited Ames the weekend of April 7-9.

The 6-foot-5 Canada native averaged 8.9 points and 2.4 rebounds as a junior last season for the Cavaliers. He shot 33 percent from behind the 3-point line and 45 percent from the field.

He averaged 4.3 points in 15 minutes for Virginia’s 2015-16 squad that advanced to the Elite Eight. He scored five points and grabbed five rebounds in the Sweet 16 win over Iowa State.

Shayok will sit-out next season before being eligible in 2018-19. The Cyclones have three scholarships remaining for the 2017-18 season.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on this story.

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.