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Marial Shayok and Aislinn Konig named Toyota Players of the Week for March 15-21

Marial Shayok and Aislinn Konig have been selected as the Toyota Players of the Week for March 15-21. 

Marial Shayok played a major role in Bursaspor’s 81-75 win over Afyon in the Turkish league. The Ottawa native put up an impressive performance with 32 points, 9 assists and 3 rebounds on 11-for-16 shooting from the field. Shayok attended the University of Virginia before transferring to Iowa State. During his time with the Cyclones, he earned All-Big 12 First Team honours after leading Iowa State to the Big 12 Tournament title, where he was named MVP during his senior year. The 25-year-old was later selected 54th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2019 NBA Draft. He also spent time playing for the 76ers G League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats, where he was named to the All-Rookie team. Earlier this year, Shayok took his talents to Turkey to play for Frutti Extra Bursaspor. He previously represented Canada at the 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Men and the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship for Men.

Aislinn Konig helped lead Fribourg into the EuroCup quarterfinals with a 20-point performance in their victory over Ramla. Not only did she lead the way with points, but put up a team-high five assists in their win. The Langley, B.C. native took her career overseas after a successful collegiate career at North Carolina State. As a member of the Wolfpack, she set a school record with 93 successful three-pointers in a single season (2018-19) and won an ACC Championship. She’s represented Team Canada since she was 14 years old, competing at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Women, 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Women's Championship, 2017 FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup and at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima. Currently, she holds the FIBA U19 World Cup record for most three pointers made in a single tournament game, after hitting 10 threes against Latvia in 2017. 

Canada Basketball’s Player of the Week is sponsored by Toyota.