Shayok headlines Cyclones on All-Big 12 teams

Feb 25, 2019; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Marial Shayok (3) shoots against the Oklahoma Sooners at Hilton Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

A quartet of Cyclones was honored by the Big 12 on Sunday when the league announced its annual men’s basketball awards. The group was headlined by senior guard Marial Shayok being named a first-team All-Big 12 honoree, giving the Cyclones a first-team All-Big 12 player for the seventh time in eight seasons.

Shayok, who averaged 18.7 points per game during the regular season to rank second in the Big 12, was joined by Kansas’ Dedric Lawson, Kansas State’s Barry Brown and Dean Wade and Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver on the first-team. Culver was honored as the league’s player of the year coming off a spectacular 31-point performance on Saturday at Hilton Coliseum.

Lindell Wigginton was named the league’s sixth man of the year. It is the second time a Cyclone has won the award joining Tyrus McGee in 2013. The sophomore guard averaged 13.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per game off the bench after returning from a foot injury in late December.

Wigginton was also named honorable mention All-Big 12 alongside teammates Talen Horton-Tucker and Nick Weiler-Babb. Horton-Tucker was named to the league’s All-Freshman team while Shayok was placed on the All-Newcomer team as well.

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