Marial Shayok Rumors
How have you been preparing for the 2019 NBA draft? Marial Shayok: When the season ended, I started working out in Los Angeles with Chris Johnson. The workouts have been great. We start pretty early and do our strength and conditioning with Travelle Gaines. It’s been a good amount of guys in the gym. Andrew Nembhard, the point guard from Florida, was out there with us and Cameron Johnson and Charles Bassey before he decided to return to Western Kentucky. There have been some pros, too, like James Young and a few others as well. I’m taking it one day at a time. I’m trying to win each day, get the most of each day and it will result in landing on an NBA roster and being a key part to the team.
What are some of the ways you think you can help an NBA team the most on offense? MS: Pick-and-roll is a big part of the league now. So I’m just trying to keep improving on that. I try to make the right reads and make simple plays for my team, which goes a long way for my teammates and myself. I also take a lot of pride in my jump shot. I know it’s something I can bring to the table for an NBA team. I’m comfortable as the ballhandler in transition, too, because we played with pace and Iowa State and it was the best part of our offense.
Darnell Mayberry: More Bulls pre-draft workouts this week. Monday’s six-man group: Amir Coffey (Minnesota) Jaylen Hands (UCLA) Jaylen Hoard (Wake Forest) Louis King (Oregon) Marial Shayok (Iowa State) Ty Cockfield (Arkansas State)
Jason Anderson: The Kings will hold another pre-draft workout Friday: Ky Bowman, G, 6-1, Boston College (Vecenie #42), Justin Robinson, G, 6-2.5, Virginia Tech, Brandon Randolph, G, 6-5, Arizona, Marial Shayok, F, 6-5.5, Iowa State, Donta Hall, C, 6-10, Alabama, Josh Sharma C, 7-0, Stanford