It appears that former Indiana forward Will Sheehey has found a home for his first season of professional basketball.
Sheehey will join KK Buducnost of the Adriatic League in Montenegro, according to the team’s website (translated text below):
Two new players of today are officially members of the Future I-LOVE. Croatian center Robert Rikic (219cm, 24g), and a wing of the U.S. Vil SIHI (201cm, 22g) represent a new quality in Blue. Rikic has signed a three-year, while the Šihijem agreed upon years of cooperation.
Robert Rikic was born in Mostar on 29 April 1990th year. He was a cadet national team handball, Aonde switched to the basketball court, and the Croatian junior team won the bronze medal at the European Championship, the 2008th year. He was a member of Dubrovnik, Zagreb, and since 2012. Broad-up this summer.
Vil SIHI (Will Sheehey) 16.JANUAR was born in Florida. He played at the University of Indiana, where in the last year had 11.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game.
KK Buducnost will participate in the second-level of European competition, the EuroCup, this season. Its first game will be on October 3.
Waynesville (Mo.) forward Juwan Morgan is one of Indiana’s top recruiting targets in the class of 2015 after a strong summer with MoKan Elite in Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL).
The 6-foot-9 Morgan has already taken an unofficial visit to Bloomington and was watched diligently by the Indiana coaching staff in all three July evaluation periods.
Here’s a look at some of Morgan’s summer highlights:
Indiana begins a five-game tour over six days in Montreal, Canada (with one game in Ottawa) on Aug. 8 which will be the first foreign trip for the program since 2007. Here’s a look at five things we’ll be watching for on the trip:
· How will Indiana respond to adversity? The last Indiana foreign trip in 2007 to the Bahamas resulted in three lopsided victories by an average margin of close to 60 points. This group of Hoosiers will be playing a much more difficult slate of games against some of the best teams in Canada, including Carleton University and Ottawa University, who faced off last spring for the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) title.
It’s not a matter of if Indiana will face adversity in several of these games, it’s a matter of how they will respond. With only two returning upperclassmen and seven new scholarship players, it’ll be interesting to see how quickly chemistry can begin to form against solid competition.
“I’m really anxious to see who is real up when we are playing well and who gets real down when we are not playing well,” IU coach Tom Crean said earlier this month. “And then you’ve got to have guys that can impact the game on both ends of the floor.”
· Our first look at James Blackmon Jr.: Indiana fans have followed James Blackmon Jr. since the summer before his freshman year of high school and now the Fort Wayne native is set to make his debut in an IU uniform. Blackmon Jr. looks like a pretty safe bet to start from day one as a Hoosier, but his impact on other perimeter players could be a major storyline this season.
One of the breakout stars of July, class of 2015 Brewster Academy (N.H.) guard Donovan Mitchell, trimmed his list of schools to 10 on Thursday morning.
Mitchell, a 6-foot-3 guard who is originally from Elmhurst, New York, announced on his Twitter account that he’s still considering Providence, Creighton, Florida State, Indiana, Georgetown, Villanova, Louisville, Kansas, Boston College and North Carolina.
According to a report by Evan Daniels of Scout.com, Mitchell already has visits set up to Villanova and Louisville and is working on dates for trips to Indiana and Florida State.
Mitchell, who received a scholarship offer from Indiana in early June, told NBCSports.com in July that he will take an official visit to Bloomington this fall.
Class of 2015 Duncanville (Tex.) guard Matt McQuaid set out to show coaches he could do more than just shoot in July. Now that the three evaluation periods have come to an end, he feels like he did just that.
“I feel like I played really good,” McQuaid, the No. 67 prospect in the 247Composite, told Inside the Hall. “I showed coaches that I’m not just a shooter. I put the ball on the floor and I thought I just played really good.”
The 6-foot-5 McQuaid averaged 15.6 points on the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) circuit for Team Texas Elite. He hit 46 of his 102 attempts from behind the 3-point arc in 16 games.
Since re-opening his recruitment on July 20, McQuaid, who had been committed to SMU, is hearing from several programs, including Indiana.
The Indiana staff watched him diligently at the Fab 48 in Las Vegas last week.
“I’ve been talking to coach (Tom) Crean and coach (Steve) McClain a lot,” he said. “They came to three or four of my games in Las Vegas. They really want me and they think they can develop me into a complete player and a really, really good player.”
That interest has McQuaid eyeing a fall trip to Bloomington.
Andrew Hicks has only been on the job as the basketball coach at Lexington (Tenn.) high school for three months, but he already has a feel for the top player he’s inheriting.
Hicks, who served as an assistant coach at Humbholt (Tenn.) before accepting the job at Lexington, is looking forward to the opportunity of coaching Nick Marshall, one of the top rising big men in the country.
“One of the best things that I’ve noticed about him in just the little time I’ve been around him is that he’s a great kid as far as interacting with people and being around his teammates,” Hicks told Inside the Hall on Wednesday. “He’s a team guy. He considers his teammates his brothers in a sense.”
The 6-foot-10, 230-pound Marshall had an outstanding summer for Team Thad. As a result, he’s picked up several new scholarship offers, including one from Indiana.
The Hoosiers appear to be prioritizing Marshall in their class of 2015 recruiting efforts and Hicks said IU, along with Clemson, Mississippi State, Memphis, Tennessee and Florida State, have been in contact with him frequently. Connecticut and Florida are two other schools that have been mentioned frequently with Marshall in recent weeks.
The recent offer and increased interest from the IU staff seem to be resonating well with Marshall, according to his high school coach.
NBA.com: Derrick Rose: Oladipo is a “Big-Time Talent”
Here is a sampling of some of the comments about Oladipo’s inclusion in the USA Basketball system and his future with the Magic:
From Chicago star point guard Derrick Rose, who looked on in amazement last January when Oladipo pumped in 35 points, eight assists and three steals: “He’s a great player already. I love how he plays and he plays with so much confidence. He totally deserves to be up here (with team USA) and I’m already a big fan of his. I love how he takes the game so serious.
“I’m here for him if he ever needs me,’’ Rose said after hearing that Oladipo hopes to pick his brain during his time with USA Basketball. “I know how serious he takes it. He’s such a talent with his size, what he can do on the floor and how he reads opponents, especially defensively. He’s a big-time talent.’’