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College Sports

Iowa State’s Horton-Tucker, Shayok selected in second round of NBA Draft

AMES — Iowa State guards Talen Horton-Tucker and Marial Shayok were both drafted in the second round of the NBA Draft on Thursday night.

Horton-Tucker was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers. Shayok was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Horton-Tucker was selected with the No. 46 pick to become the 39th former Cyclone to be drafted. Iowa State has had 13 players drafted since the Big 12 was formed in 1996-97, the third-best total in the league.

Shayok was selected with the No. 54 pick to become the 40th former Cyclone to be drafted.

Horton-Tucker, a Chicago, Illinois, native, showed his versatility in his only season in Ames. The 6-foot-4 guard was third on the team with 11.8 points. He also averaged 4.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals for the Cyclone on his way to earning a spot on the Big 12 All-Freshman Team as well as All-Big 12 honorable mention accolades.

Shayok was outstanding in his only season on the court for Iowa State. After transferring from Virginia, Shayok took advantage of his sit-out season to improve his offensive game and the work paid off as he was the Big 12’s second-best scorer averaging 18.7 points per contest.

The Ottawa, Ontario, native was extremely efficient, becoming just the eighth Division I player this decade to average 18.5 points and shoot 49 percent from the field, 38 percent behind the arc and 87 percent at the free-throw line. He scored at least 17 points in 27 of 34 games, pouring in 20 or more in 16 different games on his way to earning All-Big 12 First-Team accolades. Shayok was a finalist for the Julius Erving Award, which is giving annually to the nation’s top small forward.

Shayok becomes the seventh player that Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm has had drafted in his eight years as a college coach.

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