ACC Basketball

Another Seminole Jumps Ship

whisnany, terry

What’a happening down in Tallahassee? Suddenly it’s the place not to be.

Shooting guard Terry Whisnant II is taking his talents elsewhere and is leaving Florida State. This comes on the heels of small forward Terrance Shannon bolting for VCU.


“I’m transferring because I feel like I need to be in a better situation as far as playing time,” Whisnant said. “I want to go somewhere where I can showcase my skills in an up-tempo style of game.”

Known as a three-point specialist, Whisnant started 15 games as a sophomore this past season, but was benched after an embarrassing loss to Wake Forest. He barely sniffed the court after the benching. On the season, he averaged just 5.2 points per game, connecting on 36-percent of his threes.

The Cherryhill, North Carolina native is choosing between Coastal Carolina and East Carolina.

For Seminoles fans, this will continue the “Andrew Wiggins is coming” rumors. Both Shannon and Whisnant’s playing time would have been effective by Wiggins potential arrival. However, if Wiggins does not show up, these loses are a not minor. One if not both were expected to compete for a starting spot.

The good news is, the Noles are pretty deep at the guard/wings spot. Between Ian Miller, Devon Bookert, Aaron Thomas, Montay Brandon and incoming freshman Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Leonard Hamilton should have a good two-deep rotation for spots 1-3.

Below is the full list of ACC Transfers out, in and potential.


Bernard Sullivan, 6-8, F, Soph., Clemson — CHARLOTTE
Terrance Shannon, 6-8, F, Jr., Florida State (will graduate) — VCU
Terry Whisnant, 6-3, G, So
Brandon Reed, 6-3, G, Jr., Georgia Tech (will graduate)
Julian Royal, 6-8, F, Soph., Georgia Tech
Pe’Shon Howard, 6-3, G, Jr., Maryland — USC
Rodney Purvis, 6-2, SG, Fr., NC State — UCONN
Trey Zeigler, 6-5, SG, Jr., Pittsburgh — TCU
Paul Jesperson, 6-7, SF, Soph., Virginia
Robert Brown, 6-5, Soph., Virginia Tech — UAB
Chase Fischer, 6-2, G, Soph., Wake Forest


Jordan Daniels, 5-8, G, Soph., Boston College – DRAKE
Bishop Daniels, 6-3, G, Fr., Miami – ASA JUNIOR COLLEGE
Malcolm Gilbert, 6-11, C, RS Soph., Pittsburgh – FAIRFIELD
John Johnson, 6-1, G, Soph,., Pittsburgh – PENN STATE


DeAndre Kane, 6-4, G, Jr., Marshall — PITTSBURGH
Coron Williams, 6-2, G, Jr., Robert Morris (will graduate) — WAKE FOREST


Antonio Barton, 6-2, G, Jr., Memphis (will graduate) — Maryland, Texas A&M, Syr., K-State
Tarik Black, 6-9, PF, Jr., Memphis (likely will graduate) — Oregon, Duke, Kansas, SD State, Ohio State
Trevor Lacey, 6-3, G, Soph., Alabama — North Carolina, Miami, N.C. State
Sheldon McClellan, 6-4, G, Soph., Texas — Marquette, Oregon, Ill, Fresno, Miami

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