Terrance Shannon won't be playing his senior season at Forsyth (Ga.) Mary Persons due to a knee injury. That just means bad news for the ACC. The Rivals150 forward will rehab this year and prepare himself for a career at Florida State.
Shannon officially committed to the ACC school on Friday, according to his high school coach Robert Worthy.
"We had an opportunity gone down there this summer as a team and had a chance to ride around Florida State's campus a little bit. In the process, I think Terrance liked what he saw," Worthy said. "When they began to pursue Terrance, I think he kind of fell in love with the coaching staff and he knows a couple of guys on their team right now. He felt like that was the best fit for him."
Shannon tore his ACL in July and had surgery to repair the injury two weeks ago. Worthy said his star player will miss the season because of it. As one of the most competitive and aggressive rebounders in the class of 2009, Shannon will certainly be hunger to hit the hardwood next fall for Leonard Hamilton.
Worthy said he will obviously miss his senior leader but knows Shannon will go onto a successful career in Tallahassee.
"He's very, very coachable. He's a high-energy guy that continues to try to perfect the things that he's not better at," Shannon said. "He's a team player."
Shannon also considered Georgia, Memphis and Xavier. He is the first player to commit to Florida State in 2009.