After the Phenom Hoops Summer Havoc in July, our scout Jeff Bendel had this to say about 2020 6’1 point guard Andrew Shull after watching his play with the Renegades.
“It’s easy to see how vital Shull is to the success of this Renegades squad, given how well he controls the action on both ends.”
It seems like college coaches are now starting to catch onto that trend as well, as Shull announced on Tuesday night that he had received his first offer from Wingate.
Shull was a big-time standout this summer and with Chapmanville over the years with his ability to create and score in an array of ways. The hard work that he has put in has finally started to pay off.
“My main goal was definitely to show people I could play the game and get some offers. As far as skillset goes, I wanted to show that I could handle the ball really well, that I’m very good off the dribble at creating my shot at all three levels, and that I’m good at creating good open looks for my teammates.”
He did just that, as the Renegades competed week in and week out, playing in several championship games at Phenom Hoops’ events. As Shull says, “we didn’t really look the part but we shocked a lot of people with our style and the talent we had.”
They certainly did and Shull was a key component of that success.
Now, an offer from Wingate sits on the table for the 2020 point guard and he is excited about the opportunity to play at the next level.
“I’m super excited, to be honest,” Shull told Phenom Hoops. “Coach (Marcus) Kirkland has been in touch with me frequently ever since the first live period. They’ve really just discussed how I fit the system really well with them, all about their success, and they said they enjoyed my game a lot. But then, I got the call from the head coach, Coach (Brian) Good, while I was at church camp and he told me that I had an offer to play at Wingate. So, it was a pretty cool way to get the first one for sure.”
So, what stands out about Wingate in the eyes of Shull?
“Honestly, from everything I know about the program, it is a very good basketball program. So, I feel like it is a great offer for me. And being my first one, it makes me appreciate the fact that they were the first to “take a chance” on me.”
Shull has plans on taking an official visit to Wingate on September 20-22.
As far as other schools that have expressed interest, Shull mentioned a few schools have been in contact with him including Pfieffer, Charleston, Roanoke, Hampden-Sydney, Lynchburg, and a few others.
Right now, he hopes to visit and attend some college elite camps down the road, as well as fit in a few other visits if he can. Outside of that though, he plans on continuing to work and improve his game.
“I’m in the gym every day for 3-4 hours, 5 or 6 days a week,” he replied. “Gaining muscle and adding more and more to my game.”