The senior averaged 21.4 points, 15.2 rebounds and 4.7 blocks last season, likely his final of high school basketball. In July, Shannon injured his knee in Las Vegas. Initially, the diagnosis was a bruise but unfortunately it turned out to be much worse.
"He had ACL surgery two weeks ago and he'll start the rehabilitation process soon," coach Robert Worthy told Scout.com. "It seems to be going well. He was hopeful of trying to be able to come back and play for us this year. I think he needs to forego that and be ready to go to Florida State."
Shannon, Scout.com's No. 58 prospect, had a big summer. A warrior on the glass and super charged athlete, Florida State worked him hard and was in the gym the moment he injured his knee.
"We're hoping he gets back to being that warrior," Worthy said. "I think he can."
Florida State continued to recruit him hard after the injury and earned this commitment. "We took a team trip to a camp in Tallahassee and rode around and looked at the campus and I think he fell in love with the place then. Once they started recruiting him and showed the interest they did, he felt it was the best place for him."