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Will Sheehey (born January 16, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for FC Porto of the Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol. He played college basketball for Indiana University.[1]

Will Sheehey
Jeremy Hollowell and Will Sheehey.jpg
Will Sheehey (0) with Indiana
No. 16 – FC Porto
PositionSmall forward
LeaguePortuguese League
Personal information
Born (1992-01-16) January 16, 1992 (age 27)
Stuart, Florida
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolSouth Fork (Stuart, Florida)
Sagemont (Weston, Florida)
CollegeIndiana (2010–2014)
NBA draft2014 / Undrafted
Playing career2014–present
Career history
2014Budućnost
2015Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2015Los Angeles D-Fenders
2015Panionios
2015–2016SOMB
2016–2017Raptors 905
2017–presentPorto
Career highlights and awards

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High school careerEdit

Sheehey attended South Fork High School in Stuart, Florida as a sophomore and junior. As a sophomore in 2007–08, he averaged 17 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game and as a junior in 2008–09, he averaged 24.6 points, 10 rebounds and nearly three assists per game. As a senior at Sagemont School in 2009–10, he averaged 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists.[2] During the summer, Sheehey played AAU basketball for the Florida Rams.

Sheehey was named to the Class 2A second team All-State. He was ranked as the No. 45 small forward in his class by Scout.com, and No. 141 overall and No. 40 small forward by Rivals.com. He was also nominated for the McDonald's All-American Game and was named to the Florida vs. U.S.A. Hardwood Classic All-Star team.

College careerEdit

Sheehey chose to play basketball at Indiana and major in legal studies, turning down offers from Arizona State, Michigan and Georgia Tech. Of his commitment, Sheehey said, "I chose Indiana because it was the best combination of basketball, academics and social life."[3]

Freshman seasonEdit

As a freshman during the 2010–11 season, Sheehey played in 32 games and started seven. His breakout game was against Mississippi Valley State, contributing nine points, five rebounds, two steals and an assist in 11 minutes off the bench. His contributions continued to grow throughout the season. His dunk in a game against Iowa on February 5, 2011, was a finalist for Papa John's Dunk of the Year.

Sophomore seasonEdit

As a sophomore during the 2011–12 season, Sheehey averaged 8.6 points and 3.1 rebounds in 22.4 minutes per game (50.5% FG, 70.4% FT). He started 11 of the 31 games he played in, particularly toward the end of the season. The Hoosiers' record in 2011–2012 improved by fifteen games over the prior season, making it the largest single turnaround in the NCAA that year. The team earned a number-four seed in the 2012 NCAA Tournament and defeated New Mexico State in the second round. After defeating VCU in the third round, the Hoosiers lost in the Sweet Sixteen to Kentucky, the eventual national champions.

Junior seasonEdit

As a junior during the 2012–13 season, Sheehey's talents were integral to the team's success. CBS Sports columnist Jon Rothstein said, "You can't measure what Will Sheehey does for Indiana with a box score. The 6-7 swing man brings unbelievable intangibles to the Hoosiers on a nightly basis and regularly guards several of the opponent's top offensive options...not enough credit goes to Sheehey — a player who always seems to be around a loose ball whenever it hits the floor."[4] That season the Hoosiers won the outright Big Ten championship. Sheehey averaged 9.5 points per game off the bench, among the best in the Big Ten, to go along with 3.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.[5] He was honored as the Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year by the coaches.

Senior seasonEdit

As a senior during the 2013–14 season, Sheehey earned Big Ten All-Sportsmanship Team honors and was named to the Reese's NCAA D1 All-Star Game. In 31 games, he averaged 11.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.[6]

Professional careerEdit

After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, Sheehey joined the New York Knicks for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[7] On August 1, 2014, he signed a one-year deal with Budućnost Podgorica of Montenegro.[8] On December 16, 2014, he parted ways with Budućnost after appearing in nine league games and nine Eurocup games.[9]

On January 28, 2015, Sheehey was acquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.[10] On March 6, he was waived by the Mad Ants after appearing in eight games. Six days later, he was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders.[11] On April 11, 2015, after the end of the 2014–15 D-League season, he signed with Panionios of Greece for the rest of the 2014–15 Greek League season.[12]

In July 2015, Sheehey joined the New Orleans Pelicans for the 2015 NBA Summer League.[13] On July 29, he signed with SO Maritime Boulogne of the French LNB Pro B.[14]

On October 30, 2016, Sheehey was acquired by Raptors 905 of the D-League.[15]

On August 7, 2017, Sheehey signed with FC Porto of the Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol.[16]

The Basketball Tournament (TBT) (2015–present)Edit

In the summers of 2015, '16, and 2017, Sheehey played in The Basketball Tournament on ESPN for team Armored Athlete. He competed for the $2 million prize, and for team Armored Athlete in 2017, he averaged 9.5 points per game. Sheehey helped take team Armored Athlete in 2017 to the West Regional Championship, where they lost to Team Challenge ALS 75-63.[17]

PersonalEdit

Sheehey married his wife, Nicole Jaderberg, in 2017. Sheehey is the son of Dawn Mailloux and Michael Sheehey, who played basketball at Syracuse and Saint Bonaventure. His uncle, Tom Sheehey, was a standout basketball player for Virginia and was drafted by the Boston Celtics and played professionally in Spain.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Corazza, Ryan (April 6, 2012). "That's A Wrap: Will Sheehey". Inside the Hall. Retrieved April 7, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Player Bio: Will Sheehey".
  3. ^ Lyon, Fabian. "Sagemont's Will Sheehey commits to play for Indiana University" (PDF). Retrieved April 7, 2012.
  4. ^ Rothstein, John. "Rothstein Files: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook". CBS Sports. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "Several Hoosiers Earn B1G Postseason Honors, Highlighted by Oladipo and Sheehey". IU Athletic Dept. March 12, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  6. ^ Will Sheehey Stats
  7. ^ Alex Bozich. "Sheehey to play for Knicks in NBA summer league". Inside the Hall. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  8. ^ "Rikić and Sheehey new signings for Budućnost VOLI". abaliga.com. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
  9. ^ Carchia, Emiliano (December 16, 2014). "Will Sheehey and Buducnost agree to part ways". Sportando.com. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
  10. ^ "Mad Ants Acquire Former IU Hoosier Will Sheehey". oursportscentral.com. January 28, 2015. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  11. ^ "D-Fenders Acquire Will Sheehey". oursportscentral.com. March 12, 2015. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  12. ^ "Will Sheehey signs with Panionios". Sportando.com. April 11, 2015. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  13. ^ "New Orleans Pelicans summer roster includes four players with official NBA experience". NBA.com. July 2, 2015. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  14. ^ "Will Sheehey inks with Boulogne-sur-Mer". Sportando.com. July 29, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  15. ^ "TRAINING CAMP ROSTER AND SCHEDULE". NBA.com. October 30, 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  16. ^ "FC Porto signs Will Hanley, Marcus Gilbert and Will Sheehey". Sportando.com. August 7, 2017. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  17. ^ "Bracket | The Basketball Tournament". www.thetournament.com. Retrieved February 22, 2018.

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