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Will Sheehey has made it clear that he is a solid college basketball player. He is constantly a spark off the bench and was named last season''s Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year for his efforts. For his career, he has averaged 7.7 points and 2.9 rebounds per game, solid numbers for someone that has never been given the minutes of a starter.
Sheehey has good size at 6'7", can handle the ball and attack the rim. He is an above-average shooter, with mid-range jump shots being his specialty. Sheehey isn't afraid to crash the glass and can hold his own on defense.
Despite this, his chances of playing in the NBA are slim. First, his speed is an issue. Having to defend quicker, more athletic players than he's used to would pose a major problem.
Sheehey's shooting is also holding him back. He must develop an outside shot. He is a career 35 percent shooter from beyond the arc. This by no means makes him a slouch, but that percentage has to be better if he is going to play in the NBA.
Adding that dimension to his game would force defenses to be concerned with more than just his ability to drive. Currently, NBA defenders wouldn't respect his shot and would simply sag off of him. This would make it extremely difficult for him to do damage in the lane as he isn't fast enough to blow by an NBA defender giving him extra space.
Unless Sheehey dramatically elevates his game like Victor Oladipo did a season ago, his name won't get called on draft day. Playing on an NBA Summer League team and trying to make an NBA roster that way is a much more likely scenario for him.
NBA Potential: Low