Iowa State adds Virginia transfer Marial Shayok

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Iowa State picked up a key transfer on Wednesday night, as former Virginia guard Marial Shayok committed to the Cyclones.

Shayok is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard that averaged 8.9 points last season for the Cavaliers. He’ll have to sit out the 2017-18 season and he’ll be eligible to play one year for Iowa State after that.

Shayok’s decision to transfer out of Virginia was somewhat surprising. He was the star of Virginia’s run to the second round of the NCAA tournament, scoring 23 points in a first round win over UNC Wilmington.