Keith Barnes profiles Bethel Park basketball player Shannon Conely.
"Shannon Conely was a bit overwhelmed when she began garnering interest from Division I colleges.
"At first I was really nervous to go and talk to the coaches, but after my first visit, the coaches and everybody was so welcoming that there wasn't any stress at all," Conely said. "Everyone's really nice and they were all nice, they gave me tours, told me everything about the schools and they were really informative."
At the end of the day, though, the rising senior at Bethel Park chose comfort and convenience as the 5-foot-10 forward opted to accept a scholarship to Canisius over, among others, Niagara, Central Connecticut and Youngstown State.
"Right off the bat, I loved the girls because they were so welcoming and then I liked the fact that the drive was only a little over three hours," Conely said. "The coaches were great and I really liked their personalities and I liked the class size and the campus and the motion offense because it's my style. It's a perfect fit and I'm really happy with it.""