Michigan’s Hunter Dickinson and Jace Howard blast Texas Tech head coach Mark Adams over Terrence Shannon transfer Friday afternoon.
Michigan players Hunter Dickinson and Jace Howard took out their frustrations Friday afternoon with since-deleted tweets directed at Texas Tech head coach Mark Adams.
The displeasure comes after Texas Tech transfer Terrence Shannon announced his commitment to Illinois earlier in the day. Shannon, a 6-6 wing, averaged 10.4 points and shot 38.4 percent from 3-point range this past season as a junior with the Red Raiders.
Shannon had previously been tied with Michigan as a possible transfer destination. The Chicago native reportedly was experiencing issues with his academic eligibility, ultimately preventing his transfer to Michigan.
On Friday, both Dickinson and Howard alleged that Texas Tech’s Coach Adams played a part. Dickinson claimed that Adams denied Shannon’s chances of transferring to Michigan by not signing off on summer classes to graduate from Texas Tech.
Howard, son of Michigan head coach Juwan Howard, chimed in as well, adding that Adams acted according to his own “selfish agendas.”
Heat Check CBB staff writer Connor Hope further analyzed the situation with a Twitter thread.
Shannon becomes the third major transfer addition for the Red Raiders this week. Adams’ staff also brought in Oregon transfer guard De’Vion Harmon and Utah Valley transfer center Fardaws Aimaq. Kevin Obanor, who transferred to Texas Tech last season from Oral Roberts, announced last week that he is returning to the Red Raiders as well.
Texas Tech went 27-10 and finished third in the Big 12 this past season, reaching the Sweet 16 before falling to Duke in Adams’ first year as head coach after succeeding Chris Beard.