Terrence Shannon Jr Scouting Report

Scouting Reports

Terrence Shannon had a breakout sophomore season at Texas Tech, upping his All-Freshman performance to an All-Big 12 season in year two. As a sophomore, Shannon averaged 13 PPG, 4 RPG, 1.4 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.1 BPG, and 1.4 TOPG on shooting splits of 45/36/76 in 27 minutes per game. Below is his full scouting report:

Name: Terrence Shannon

Height/Weight: 6’6 ½ / 207

Wingspan/ standing reach: 6’8 ¼ / 8’4

Hand size: 8

Position: Wing

College: Texas Tech

Tools: Defense, slashing


  • Long strides help him separate on drives
  • Good athlete with plus quickness
  • Intelligent defender and rotates well; projects as a good team defender
  • Thrives in transition
  • Good finisher at the rim
  • Quick first step


  • Low release on jumper
  • Hesitant shooter with inconsistent form 
  • Needs to be more comfortable with his right hand
  • Panics in quick offense- struggled with less than 10 seconds on the clock to create offense
  • Can have late reflexes to close-outs
  • Needs to be more disciplined closing out- can be quick to go for blocks on the perimeter
  • Needs to get stronger
  • Must get better at creating for others


Terrence Shannon had a strong sophomore season at Texas Tech, improving as a shooter and overall scorer, while maintaining his defensive prowess. Shannon has a massive swing skill in his jump shooting. On one hand, the percentages and overall statistics project his shooting to translate, but on the other hand, he has a low release on his jumper and struggled to hit runners/floaters, pull-up jumpers, and sometimes had wildly bad misses from 3. His defense will always be at worst league average, and should be able to score in quick offense with an ability to score in transition. Once he develops his right hand more, he should see an uptick in his already strong slashing output. His right hand needs complete development, from dribbling and finishing, to live-ball passing. If a team is looking for a project as a two-way slasher with room to grow as a shooter, Shannon is a decent option in the second round.

Similar to: Justise Winslow, KZ Okpala, Cam Reddish, Othyus Jeffers

Projected draft range: 40-undrafted

Expected role: Backup Swiss Army knife on a good team

Unplayable if: Jump shot and right hand never develop, making teams sag off, and thus reducing his ability as a finisher and playmaker.

Exceeds expectations if: Percentages that project shooting to come along are more in line than the eye test. Shannon’s jump shot is a fatal swing skill that either makes or ruins his NBA career.