August 20, 2008

Shannon is taking things slow

With limited space available for 2009, UGA seems to have narrowed it down to a select group of players to fill their needs. One of the targets is Mary Persons forward Terrance Shannon. The 6-foot-7 forward may play second fiddle to Derrick Favors on the Atlanta Celtics, but he is a high-major recruit for the lucky program that gets his signature. Finding out who that may be, however, is just as hard as taking him to the lane.

The Rivals 150 player has had a productive summer, starring for the national powerhouse Atlanta Celtics. He has been able to improve his offensive game, while wreaking havoc on the defensive side as usual.

"Yeah it has It went pretty well, we won the tournament in Columbus, Georgia State, and also the Bob Gibbons tournament in North Carolina," said Shannon. "The pressure is there to win every tournament, and it is cool to see people show up just to see us."

Playing on such a talented team has to have both positive and negative aspects to it.

"Not really, for me it is about all of us making each other better. We practice hard, and it is helpful that everyone can play multiple positions. With the depth we have, we can play different lineups and gain valuable experience."

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