Iowa State redshirt senior Marial Shayok looks for an opening to pass off the ball while being blocked by West Virginia teammates in the second half during the game at Hilton Coliseum on Jan. 30. The Cyclones won 93-68.

Iowa State redshirt senior guard Marial Shayok picked up another honor Tuesday.

Shayok, the Cyclones' leading scorer at 18.7 points per game, earned a spot on the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District VI team.

The USBWA's sixth district encompasses players from universities in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota.

Eleven total players made the list. Six of those 11 played in the Big 12, while Shayok also faced off against a seventh member of the list in Iowa, junior forward Tyler Cook.

Kansas forward Dedric Lawson was named District VI Player of the Year. Lawson had 42 points and 27 rebounds in two games against the Cyclones as the two teams split the season series.

Kansas State coach Bruce Weber won the Coach of the Year award for the district after leading Kansas State to the Big 12 regular season championship.

Shayok played his first three years at Virginia before sitting out last season as a transfer. Now, Shayok is leading the Cyclones in points while shooting 50 percent from the floor, 40 percent from the 3-point line and 88 percent from the free throw line. His 5.1 rebounds per game also tied for second on the team.

Shayok played 30 games for Iowa State in the regular season, scoring 10-plus points in 28 of those 30 games. He also had 14 games with 20 or more points. Shayok ranks first on the team with 61 made 3-pointers.

With 20 more points, Shayok will move into the top 20 in school history for points in a season. Shayok is currently at 560 points.

Additionally, Shayok was named All-Big 12 First Team earlier this week.

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