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.
Five former Indiana players — Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo, Noah Vonleh, Will Sheehey and Christian Watford — participated in the NBA summer league, which concludes later today in Las Vegas.
Oladipo played in the Orlando summer league, while Watford played both in Orlando and Las Vegas. Zeller, Vonleh and Sheehey played in Vegas. Here’s a look at how all five players performed:
· Zeller, Charlotte: 15.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals in 27.7 minutes per game.
The sample size was small — just three games — but the results were encouraging for Zeller, who may be in line for a bigger role following the departure of Josh McRoberts to Miami via free agency. Most impressive about Zeller’s play was his shooting from the field (58.6 percent) and the fact that he got to the line 20 times over three games.
Zeller has looked a lot more assertive on the floor this year and more sure of himself, and that confidence has definitely manifested itself in the box score, where he has shot an impressive 63 percent from the field (over his first two games). His combination of size and speed makes him an extremely tough cover, and he’s finding ways to get open looks around the rim by being active and taking full advantage of his physical gifts.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana forward Will Sheehey is looking to catch the eye of an NBA franchise in the weeks leading up this month’s draft and on Friday, he was at Bankers Life Fieldhouse to work out for the Indiana Pacers.
Sheehey, along with Russ Smith (Louisville), Davion Berry (Weber State), DeAndre Daniels (Connecticut), Xavier Thames (San Diego State) and Kendall Williams (New Mexico), worked out in front of members of the Pacers front office, including team president Larry Bird.
The Pacers have the No. 57 pick in this year’s draft.
Since finishing up in Bloomington, Sheehey has been working out in New York, where his agent, Marc Cornstein of Pinnacle Sports, is based. According to HoopsHype.com, Cornstein represents Metta World Peace, Samuel Dalembert and Beno Udrih.
Sheehey’s father, Mike, also lives in New York.
Following his workout with the Pacers, Sheehey addressed the media and was asked about a variety of topics, including the feedback he’s received so far from NBA teams, his career at Indiana and what he feels he can bring at the next level. You can watch and listen to all of his comments in the media player after the jump.
Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our player-by-player recap of the 2013-2014 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: Will Sheehey.
Sheehey (31 games): 11.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.3 blocks, 53.0% eFG, 69.0% FT in 30.3 minutes per game.
This was a transition season for Will Sheehey. After three seasons of being Indiana’s sixth man, the Hoosiers’ spark of energy off the bench, the 2013-2014 season was meant to be Sheehey’s year as Indiana’s senior leader. The one who would help carry the young Hoosiers to on-court success, through scoring and through leadership.
Co-captaining the Hoosiers with sophomore Yogi Ferrell, that is exactly what Sheehey did, starting 31 of Indiana’s 32 games (missing just the Michigan State road game with an ankle injury). He left as one of the fan favorites on a team that struggled with inconsistencies all season. But Sheehey’s road to the end wasn’t as smooth as he might have liked it to be.
Before the season even began, Sheehey injured an ankle at adidas Nations while colliding with Kansas freshman Joel Embiid during a counselor game. In October, he was dealing with a groin injury, according to Indiana coach Tom Crean.
And in the opening months of the 2013-2014 season, Sheehey dealt with offensive inconsistencies. In the first 20 games of the season, Sheehey scored fewer than six points on seven separate occasions. He shot better than 50 percent or better from the field in only 11 of IU’s first 20 games.
Tom Crean, Yogi Ferrell and Will Sheehey met with the media following Indiana’s 64-54 loss to Illinois in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday afternoon at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Watch their postgame comments and read a full transcript below:
Q. You guys got it going from the three-point line in the first half, missed the last 11. Did they come out on you more? What changed the rest of the game?
WILL SHEEHEY: The ones in the first half kind of came off movement and penetration. The second half we didn’t necessarily get the same penetration and movement that we did the first half.
Q. I’ll ask both of you, the zones seemed to give you some troubles. Was that a big factor in the game for you? You came out the second half really penetrating and they went to the zone. There must have been a reason for it.
YOGI FERRELL: We needed to move the ball more, still kind of play inside and out. But we didn’t do that the second half.
WILL SHEEHEY: I think we had some sets where we actually did have some pretty good movement within the zone but it wasn’t on a consistent basis.