Marial Shayok Reportedly Transferring from Virginia to Iowa State

Tyler ConwayFeatured ColumnistApril 20, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - FEBRUARY 20: Marial Shayok #4 of the Virginia Cavaliers is guarded by Dejan Vasiljevic #4 of the Miami Hurricanes during a game at John Paul Jones Arena on February 20, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Chet Strange/Getty Images)
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Former Virginia guard Marial Shayok will transfer to Iowa State.

Jeff Goodman of ESPN reported the news.

Shayok, who played each of the last three seasons at Virginia, was the team's second-leading scorer in 2016-17. He averaged 8.9 points and 2.4 rebounds per game, shooting 44.5 percent from the floor.

Darius Thompson, Jarred Reuter and Shayok all transferred last month as part of a mass exodus following the NCAA tournament. Their respective decisions have not been publicly explained and came after Virginia had a largely successful season.

Iowa State has become something of a haven for transfer players, dating back to Fred Hoiberg's tenure. The Cyclones are also looking at a depleted guard rotation after losing Monte Morris, Nazareth Mitrou-Long, Deonte Burton and Matt Thomas this season.

It's unclear at this time whether Shayok will have to sit out a season or be eligible to play immediately. That will be determined by his graduation status; if Shayok graduates early, he'll be able to move as a graduate transfer.

 

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