Texas Tech has landed yet another prospect for the class of 2019 in IMG Academy (F.L.) wing Terrence Shannon Jr. Shannon is an impressive playmaker with his athleticism and scoring ability. Shannon ran with the Mac Irvin Fire in the NIKE EYBL this past spring and summer, averaging 14.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 14 games. D1 Circuit's Alec Kinsky saw him early and often in the EYBL, and he left impressed.
"(TJ) Shannon was one of the most explosive athletes in last year's EYBL," Kinsky said. "He raised his stock at every session, and was able to showcase a skillset that wasn't as obvious playing against local competition in Chicago. The Mac Irvin Fire really helped him develop, as has his post grad year with the Ascenders are IMG.
Shannon broke down what stood out with the Red Raiders opposed to the other schools after him.
Q: Why did you decide on Texas Tech?
A: “I felt really comfortable there, I have a good relationship with Coach Cyprien and I think it’s perfect for me.”
Q: What role have you and the coaching staff discussed about playing when you get there?
A: “I would be a wing and score the ball. There are not really any positions there except for the five so everyone can handle the ball.”
Q: What is it like to step into a winning program like Texas Tech?
A: “It is nice to step into a successful program like Texas Tech. I know that it will be a challenge and I’m ready for it.”
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