Texas Tech Red Raiders junior guard Terrence Shannon Jr has announced he will transfer to the Illinois Fighting Illini. It was originally thought he would transfer to the Michigan Wolverines, but some things behind the scenes happened and some accusations were made against Head Coach Mark Adams and the Texas Tech program. His junior season at Texas Tech did not exactly pan out the way he was expecting and his performance actually dipped from his performance in his sophomore year.
Aaaaand someone got to Dickinson REAL quick. What we have here is one of the biggest stars in CBB calling out the HC at TTU for allegedly hindering Terrence Shannon Jr. from being able to easily transfer to Michigan. Instead, Shannon just committed to U-M’s rival, Illinois. pic.twitter.com/LmQh0SNebn
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) April 29, 2022
As a junior with the Texas Tech Red Raiders, Terrence Shannon Jr averaged 10.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game. His points per game had him finish second on the team this year. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 45.4 percent and a three-point percentage of 38.4 percent. Instead of heading to the Michigan Wolverines, the Chicago native will head back home to the Illinois Fighting Illini.
Early prediction on Illinois’ 22-23 starting five:
Skyy Clark, Terrence Shannon Jr., R.J. Melendez, Coleman Hawkins, Dain Dainja https://t.co/P6QLIXmQVN
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 29, 2022
The added drama and accusations revolving around this transfer make it more interesting, but Terrence Shannon Jr is still considered a top transfer this season. He still has two years of college eligibility left, but ideally, he likely wants to head to the NBA after this season. The 2022 NBA Draft was originally the plan, but now it seems like another yea of college basketball is the plan.