With 400+ transfers each season in college basketball, it's inevitable that FSU will see their share. Three years ago it was Jordan Demercy to Georgia State. Two years ago it was Pierre Jordan to Georgia Tech (taking 4* recruit Robert Carter with him). Last year it was Antwan Space to Texas A&M. And now it's Terrance Shannon to VCU.
The coaching staff has had plenty of time to prepare for this transfer, as VCU was waiting for all of the paperwork to be in place for Shannon to be immediately eligible. They were also waiting for a transfer of their own to find a good home.
Shannon, who has only appeared in 72 of 135 potential games due to injuries, was one of four FSU basketball players who graduated this semester. He averaged 7.8 points and 5.6 rebounds this year, though his offensive efficiency plummeted from the previous season, as he was asked to do more than just run the break and follow up on other player's misses.
Personally, I think VCU is a better fit for Shannon. He's never developed much of an offensive game, and he gambles far too much on defense. Put him in a more helter-skelter system like Shaka Smart's and he could be a very valuable piece.
That's not to say that he won't be missed at FSU. He was the only player who could be counted on to get the tough rebound last year, and multiple players will have to step up and fill that role.
FSU now has one available scholarship for the 2013-14 season.