Top Tulare point guard commits to Biola University

Blake Shannon, Jr. to play under NAIA Hall-of-Famer and winningest coach, Dave Holmquist.

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LA MIRADA, CA (12/18/2013)(readMedia)-- Blake Shannon, Jr., one of the highest scoring and assisting guards in Tulare County history, signed his commitment to join Dr. Dave Holmquist's men's basketball team next fall.

The point guard has spent the last four years playing at Mission Oak High School and racking in the accolades. His scoring average has increased incrementally each of his four seasons and is currently at a sky-high 35 points per game midway through his senior campaign.

He runs the Hawks offense efficiently, averaging seven-plus assists over the past two seasons. Shannon, Jr. also serves as the vocal leader of the team on and off the court, serving as team captain and MVP in each of his first three seasons.

He is also a stellar student, he will bring a 4.0-plus grade point average into Biola, and he has been on the academic honor roll since he began high school.

Shannon, Jr. also participates in AAU basketball, playing on Team Superstar. Team Superstar is based in central California and has been the AAU program to feature numerous NBA and NCAA Division I players.

He has been playing basketball since third grade and will continue in his sport for at least four more years when he steps on the court for the Eagles next fall.


Biola is a nationally ranked university that provides a premier education in over 35 majors and 75 academic programs. For over 100 years, Biola has prepared students to impact the world for Christ in their chosen

careers, while fostering spiritual life transformation in an all-Christian campus community. Biola is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges; professionally accredited by American Psychologica l Association, Association of Collegiate Business Schools, Association of Theological Schools, National Association of Schools of Art and Design, National Association of Schools of Music, and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. It is a Suburban campus of 95 acres in La Mirada, CA. located on the border of Los Angeles and Orange counties.


Biola University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and participates in 19 varsity sports against schools from the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the NAIA. Biola athletics nickname is the Eagles and the teams are a part of the Golden State Athletic Conference. More information on the athletic department can be found at