Brad Underwood’s search for his first 2019 commit will continue.
Small forward Terrence Shannon Jr. committed to DePaul on Sunday via Twitter, after including Illinois in his final four schools. Florida State and Maryland were also included in his final four.
Shannon just graduated from Lincoln Park in Chicago, and reclassified from the 2018 class to 2019, planning to take a prep year at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. At 6-foot-6 and 185 pounds, Shannon is a top-100 prospect, according to 247, as well as one of the top players in the state of Illinois.
Shannon’s commitment would have softened the blow of Kahlil Whitney’s spurning of Illinois for Kentucky last week.
Shannon’s AAU team is the Mac Irvin Fire — the same team as current Illinois freshman Ayo Dosunmu, and the club team that assistant coach Chin Coleman has a good relationship with.
Where Shannon shines is at the hoop, being lanky and athletic, but also as a three-point threat. Shannon would have fit right in on the wing, where Underwood will keep looking to add depth in his run-and-gun seven-second offense.
Right now, the Illini still have three more open scholarships for the 2019 class, which is likely to expand if there are any transfers, players leaving the program or declaring for the NBA Draft.
Stay with The Champaign Room for more analysis of Shannon’s commitment and its implications.
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