Raychel Shannon (Guard / Forward 5ft 9in / 145lbs) finalizes a deal with CDF Aviles (Spain), a professional basketball team located in the Principality of Asturias.
Raychel is a versatile combo guard with the ability to play and defend multiple positions. Her strengths include a quick release and deep range coupled with an ability to shoot a high FG%. Her ability to score is multi-faceted and also includes creating shots off pull-ups and tough drives to the rim.
She has the speed to shut down guards defensively along with the strength and physicality to defend the small forward position. Raychel is known for her relentless work ethic and will raise the level of her teammates through strong leadership and by holding them to high standards.
At the 2016 iBall National Pro Combine, Raychel was selected 3rd team All-combine.
Raychel’s Rankings: #8 -Points (8.5 /gm) #14 -Rebounds (3.3 /gm) #17 -Assists (1.0 /gm) #20 -Steals (0.3 /gm) #11 -Reach (89 in) #15 -Athleticism
Prior to taking her game to Spain, Raychel made an NCAA appearance in 2015 & 2016 and won the 2015 ECC Conference Championship.
We connected with Raychel and she was kind enough to share her thoughts in an interview.
Check it out below:
What help, if any was iBall and the iCAN Elite Service in taking this next step in your career?
Attending the iBall national combine provided me the opportunity to make valuable connections that sparked the beginning of the process of where I am today. I believe attending the iBall combine was the best decision I could have made to set me up for this opportunity.
Do you have any words of encouragement or advice to share with other aspiring professionals?
Use every opportunity to the fullest and market yourself. Always stay ready.
How can your fans follow you throughout the season?
You can follow Raychel on Facebook or Instagram at Ray.ray5
Is there anything else that you would like to share?
I met some great people at the iBall and appreciate their help with my transition to Spain.
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