Asa Shannon

Posted On: 11/30/18 5:00 AM

Asa Shannon was very efficient for Episcopal in their season opening win at Georgetown Day. Shannon is an unsigned senior who is hearing from a handful of Patriot and Ivy league schools among other programs, but is considering taking a prep year. He discussed this and much more during a recent interview.

PH: How would you evaluate the team performance in your first win of the season?

AS: “I like how we played as a team and shared the ball. We committed too many fouls though, so we’ll have to clean that up.” 

PH: What’s the most improved part of your game?

AS: “Definitely my rebounding. I feel like I’m rebounding offensively way better. Also probably my handle.”

PH: What’s your role for this team?

AS: “Just a leader. Keeping the team together. Making sure we play together.” 

PH: How are your grades and test scores?

AS: “I have a 1300 SAT score with an 89 average.

PH: How is your recruitment going?

AS: “A lot of Ivy’s and Patriot League’s. Might do a prep year depending on how the season goes. This is just my second year on varsity. I don’t turn 18 until March 1, and have played just two years of organized summer ball. I feel like it would be good if I had another year to get my body and my game right.”

PH: What are your personal and team goals?

AS: “Short term, I want to win the IAC. Make states and win that. Get All-IAC, All-State, and possibly All-Met.”

Asa Shannon is currently ranked by Prep Hoops as a top-35 prospect in his class. To view the full ranking of Virginia’s 2019 class, click here.