Terrence Shannon’s Dunks impress even in the offseason
Terrence Shannon Jr.’s NBA Draft prospects are still alive and well with guard Red Raider entering the NBA combination this week with results that shake the rims. It’s no surprise to Red Raider fans that the ultra-athletic guard is dabbling on fools, but he may have raised some NBA Scouts’ eyebrows after that dunk on another Harvester participant- thresher.
This impressed Sportscenter who used it on Wednesday in its Top 10 Plays segment. He arrived at number 9.
Shannon’s traction stock shouldn’t be affected much by how physically he tested. The Boy Scouts already knew he was good at athletics, but there are a lot of talented athletes in the NBA combine, so Shannon’s numbers didn’t take him off the page. They certainly haven’t tanked his stock either. Solid numbers.
Shannon was not mentioned in the box scores of the two NBA combine scrimmages, so I’m working on the assumption that he’s seen as a late second-round prospect by those in charge. the NBA combine. He’s certainly a good enough player to be drafted with many teams succeeding at the end of the second and final round of the draft. It was reported yesterday that Shannon had met the Philadelphia 76ers who traded for Zhaire Smith a few NBA Drafts ago.
Just because Shannon is at the combine doesn’t mean he’ll stay in the draft pool. He has until the end of July to decide whether to stay or return to Texas Tech. I know Mark Adams would like Shannon to spend another year at Texas Tech and there is still a scholarship open for him to return. One of the reasons Texas Tech still has room.
For now, ESPN’s Jonathan Givony has Shannon as the Brooklyn Nets No.44 pick in his last mock draft. I also saw it later in the round, with a few projections sneaking into the first round. But these are rare.
Selfishly, I’m excited about the potential of a few more TSJ tomahawks in the United Supermarkets arena.