(Kansas City, Mo.) – The UMKC men’s basketball program announced the transfer of Shayok Shayok to the program. The 6-8, 230-pound forward comes to Kansas City from Bradley, and will sit out during the 2013-14 season due to transfer rules.
“Shayok is a versatile player that has great size and athleticism,” UMKC Head Coach Kareem Richardson said of his third addition, “Although he will have to sit out this upcoming year, we expect him to be a key part of our team’s success.”
Shayok Shayok (Pronounced SHE-ock SHE-ock)
6-8 * 230 * Forward * Junior-Tr
Ottawa, Ontario * IMG Academy (Fla.) * St. Patrick’s H.S.
Appeared in all 67 games during his two seasons at Bradley, leading all 2011-12 newcomers with 26 starts, 3.5 points, 3.1 rebounds, 15 blocks and 13 steals… In two games against Big 10 competition, Shayok blocked three shots vs. Wisconsin and set season highs with 10 points and eight rebounds at Michigan… He was also on the Honor Roll two times there… At the Pendleton School at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla., in 2010-11, he averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds per game during his prep school season… Began his high school career in Ottawa, Ontario, where he played at St. Patrick's High School through the 2008-09 school year... As a junior at St. Patrick's, Shayok led his team in scoring 18 times, including a team season-best 35 points against Sir Robert Borden in the final game of the Cling Dunning Memorial Tournament at the University of Ottawa... Also led his team with a pair of 16-point efforts in the 2009 postseason playoffs... As a senior, Shayok moved to Chicago and attended Julian H.S., but he did not play for the Jaguars.
Shayok joins Martez Harrison (Brewster Academy/University Academy) and Frank Williams, Jr. (Indian Hills C.C./Raytown H.S.) as part of Richardson’s first signing class.
Season tickets for the 2013-14 men’s basketball campaign are on sale now. For more details and to become a ‘Roos season ticket holder, visit the men’s basketball ticket information page or call the UMKC ticket office at (816) 23-KCTIX.