Men's Basketball Inks Bobby Shannon To National Letter Of Intent

Nov. 16, 2006

HUNTINGTON - Marshall head men's basketball coach Ron Jirsa has announced the signing of Bobby Shannon, a 6'5 wing player from Temple Hills, Md., to a National Letter of Intent.

Shannon currently attends The Patterson School in Lenoir, N.C., where he is a part of the number one prep school basketball team in the country. Prior to The Patterson School, Shannon attended Potomac High School, where his team won the 2A Maryland State Championship in 2004-05, where he led the Prince Georges County area in scoring at 24.1 points per game. In 2005-06, he led all Washington, D.C. area players in scoring, averaging 27.1 points, while leading his team to a share of the Prince George's 3A/2A league title and the Maryland 2A South Region postseason title.

Other schools that have recruited Shannon include Arkansas, Georgetown, Maryland, Villanova, Memphis, UTEP, George Washington, and Iowa State.

"We are thrilled that Bobby Shannon is joining us," said Jirsa. "He is an explosive scorer and athlete, and I believe he can have an immediate impact on our program."

Shannon is one of three signees for the Thundering Herd in the early signing period. Demetrius Young, a 6'7 forward from Sacramento, Calif., and Stanley Pringle, a 6'0 guard from Virginia Beach, Va., signed with Marshall last week.