Will Sheehey could very well be the face of next year's team. The senior is Indiana's returning leading scorer (9.5 PPG) and most experienced player.
From the first practice, Tom Crean will look to him to set the tone. Sheehey is going to be surrounded with inexperienced players. He must lead by example and help the younger Hoosiers adjust to the college game.
If Indiana is going to have any shot at a conference championship and make a significant NCAA tournament run, Sheehey needs to make a year-to-year improvement like former teammate Victor Oladipo did. Oladipo went from being known only as a defensive force his sophomore year to an All-American his junior season.
The reigning Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year has had a solid career but must take his game to another level.
He has to be better on defense. Most likely, Sheehey is going to be guarding the opposing team's best player.
Offensively, he has to improve his free-throw and three-point shooting. He shot an unacceptable 65.6 percent from the charity stripe and a decent 34.6 percent from three.
Sheehey has shown he is capable of carrying the Hoosiers, but he always had better players around him he could defer to. Those days are gone. Sheehey is in the spotlight.
The pressure is on him to carry Indiana, and he must transform into one of the nation's best players to do so.