Q & A: Sagemont Florida’s Will Sheehey

  • 10/26/2009 9:29 pm in

sheeheyThe latest 2010 recruit to nab an Indiana offer is Will Sheehey, a 6-6 wing from the Sagemont School in Broward County, Florida. Inside the Hall caught up with Sheehey, rated No. 131 in his class by Rivals.com, on Monday evening for a Q & A.

On Indiana’s recent interest and scholarship offer:

About a month ago, my head coach (Adam Ross) and I were sitting down thinking about what schools would be best for me and we thought that Indiana’s program would be one of the top five, so we gave them a call. They came back a week ago and saw me workout. And after the workout, Coach Crean thought Indiana would be a good fit for me.

On the Indiana program:

I know there’s a great amount of tradition and the fans are very excited. But besides that, I have a lot to learn about Indiana. I’m actually taking an official visit on the weekend of the 6th through the 8th, so I plan to get my studying in that weekend.

On his style of play and strengths of his game:

I would definitely say the strength for me is I think I’m pretty athletic. I have close to a 40-inch vertical, I like to slash to the basket and finish above the rim so that’s what stands out the most. Besides that, I like to shoot a lot of pull-up jumpers around the 15-foot area. That’s definitely a strength of mine. Really everything towards the basket: pull-ups, lay-ups, dunks. Something I’m working on a lot is extending the floor back to three-point range.

On how academics will figure into his decision:

Very high. Something that Indiana offers that other schools I’m interested in do not is an undergraduate business program, the Kelley School. That’s definitely a high point for me. I’m planning on a business undergrad and seeing how far my basketball career will go for and after that, doing graduate studies in law. Academics is definitely something I pride myself on.

On the transition from South Fork to Sagemont and why he decided to change schools:

Really I changed schools because I looked at every aspect of being a high school student and I said, Okay, academics, one is better than the other. Basketball team, things of that nature. And also socially I felt like broadening my horizons, meeting new people. In every aspect of being a high school student, one school is better than the other, so I chose to move on.

On when his recruitment first started and the process:

When I was a sophomore in high school, I received my first offer. It was from a mid-major school. I was receiving a lot of letters and calls from coaches at very high academic places such as the Ivy League. I didn’t play AAU before my junior season. My junior season came up, I played high school basketball, I put up pretty big numbers so a lot of coaches came down to watch me play. That’s when I started receiving more and more offers. And then, what really blew up was when I played AAU this summer. The recruiting just went through the roof. Ever since I started playing AAU, transferred high schools. Now at Sagemont where there are schools in the gym everyday.

On his top schools:

Michigan, Indiana, Stanford, Vanderbilt, George Washington, University of Miami and the University of Washington. University of Washington and Michigan have not offered, but both of their head coaches are coming to the gym next week.

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