Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Marial Shayok is a 6-foot-6 2014 wing from Blairstown (N.J.) Academy who picked up several offers after playing this past weekend with CIA Bounce at the Boo Williams Nike EYBL event.
Shayok reportedly more than held his own against 2014 guard Rashad Vaughn.
Blair coach Joe Mantegna said Minnesota’s Richard Pitino, Rutgers’ Eddie Jordan and La Salle’s Dr. John Giannani called this weekend to offer Shayok.
Shayok, who averaged 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists this past season at Blair already held offers from Boston College, Seton Hall, Villanova, Providence, Kansas State, Georgia, Texas A&M and interest from Illinois, Texas, UConn, Northwestern, Michigan and Duke, among others, Mantegna said.
“Marial is getting up 1,000 shots a week this spring and is really dedicated to adding strength and mass,” Mantegna said. “In spite of the success he had this year, he is not satisfied and is very dedicated to being a more dominant and versatile guy going forward.”
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.