Marion junior Justin Shadowens is a thick bodied combo guard that gets better each time we see him. He has improved athletically, gotten quicker, and tightened his ball handling up. What he is best at is shooting the ball from…
Marion junior Justin Shadowens is a thick bodied combo guard that gets better each time we see him. He has improved athletically, gotten quicker, and tightened his ball handling up. What he is best at is shooting the ball from the perimeter. Shadowens is a plus pull up jump shooter that drives at his man and stops on a dime pulling up with great elevation and drilling shots with sound mechanics. Also is effective off the catch from deep. His ability to shoot the basketball will be a value at the next level. Shadowens does a nice job of creating space to get his shot off.
We recently caught up with the guard at the Phenom 150 Combine to see how it went.
“It has gone good. I thought I struggled a little in my dribbling, but my shooting was good.”
Shadowens was a key player for the Illinois Bears 16U who had a nice run this past summer.
“It was fun. We were better at the beginning and struggled a little bit late. Everyone individually played well.”
He spoke about his upcoming high school season at Marion.
“I am upset that Robby (Dosier) is gone so I will be a bigger option. We lost another player Cole Schafer so we will be struggling a little bit. I will have to be a bigger scoring option.”
Is he ready to carry the scoring load for his team?
“I am happy about it because that is the only option. Whatever it takes for the team to win is what I want to do. If that is it I will do it.”
What is going on with recruiting?
“I went on a visit to SEMO. That was nice. I talked to the Navy assistant coach.”
The 2017 recruit chatted about his visit to SEMO.
“We played with the players for about an hour and a half. We ate lunch with Coach Ray and the assistant coaches. Then we walked around the dorms and went to the football game.”
What stands out about their program?
“I think they are going to be pretty good this year. They have a new coach with Coach Ray. I think he is supposed to be pretty good and is a nice guy.”
Navy has also been in contact.
“Coach Yetter texted me and asked me how I was doing. He gave me some information that I have to fill out and get back to him. He said he would talk to me more after that.”