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Shayok turns G-League Elite Camp showing into NBA Combine invite

Feb 2, 2019; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Marial Shayok (3) drives past Texas Longhorns guard Kerwin Roach II (12) at Hilton Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Former Cyclone Marial Shayok is one of 10 players who have turned their performances at the NBA G-League Elite Camp into an invitation to the NBA Combine later this week. Shayok joins former teammate Talen Horton-Tucker in being invited to the league’s premier scouting event.

Shayok, a first-team All-Big 12 performer during his one season in Ames, scored 11 points, 5-of-9 shooting from the field and 1-of-2 from 3-point range, while adding three rebounds, two assists and two steals during his first game at the event on Monday. He followed that up by scoring 10 points on 4-of-13 from the field and 2-of-4 from deep plus two rebounds, two assists and two steals off the bench during his second game on Tuesday.

Joining Shayok on the list of players who earned invites during the event were Ole Miss’ Terrence Davis, Tulsa’s Dequan Jeffries, Nevada’s Cody Martin, Miami’s Dewan Hernandez, UCF’s Tacko Fall, Auburn’s Jared Harper, Iowa’s Tyler Cook, Syracuse’s O’Shae Brissett and Mississippi State’s Reggie Perry.

The other former Cyclone who participated in the event, Lindell Wigginton, did not receive an invite to the NBA Combine. Wigginton combined to shoot 5-of-17 from the field for a total of 11 points in roughly 38 minutes of play across the two days.

The NBA Draft Combine will begin on Thursday running through the weekend. The NBA Draft is scheduled for June 20.

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.