Sixers select Iowa State’s Marial Shayok 54th overall
NBA Draft night is behind us, and the Sixers came away with two players from the five picks the entered with. Their first move was trading the No. 24 & 33 picks to Boston to acquire the draft rights to Washington's Mattise Thybulle.
After that, they traded the No. 34 pick to the Hawks, the No. 42 pick to the Wizards along with Jonathon Simmons, and the No. 57 pick -- Jordan Bone -- to the Pistons.
The Sixers did end up making one more pick, though, with the 54th overall selection. They chose Iowa State guard, Marial Shayok. The 6-foot-6 native of Ottawa played at Virginia for the first three years of his college basketball career before transferring to Iowa State for the 2018-19 season.
He had a breakout senior season for the Cyclones, averaging 18.7 points on 49.6 percent shooting from the floor and 38.6 percent from beyond the arc in 184 three-point attempts.
“In today’s game, we talk about shooting, he can shoot it," Jay Bilas said on the draft broadcast. “He shoots in transition, shoots it off the dribble, long arms.”
Shayok finished the 2018-19 season second in the Big 12 in scoring.