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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

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Jared is in his fifth year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He’s the site’s lead reporter for ISU recruiting.

He worked as the site’s intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as the full-time staff writer in May 2016.

Jared has spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI. He’s the sideline reporter for KASI’s Ames High football broadcasts and has appeared frequently on the station’s baseball broadcasts during the summer.