Former IU Player Will Sheehey Moving to D-League

According to European basketball news site, Sportando.com former Hoosier swing man, Will Sheehey will soon be playing in the NBA D-League. An NBA hopeful when he graduated in 2014, Sheehey worked out for several NBA teams, including the Indiana Pacers, but ultimately was undrafted, and opted to play overseas.

Part of the often talked about 2009 Hoosiers recruiting class that also included 2012 second overall pick, Victor Oladipo, Sheehey was another under the radar recruit that ultimately ended up being a diamond in the rough for Tom Crean.

A native of Stuart, FL, Sheehey is the son of former Syracuse and St. Bonaventure player, Mike Sheehey, and the Nephew of former Virginia Cavalier and Boston Celtic, Tom Sheehey. He has a basketball pedigree. That, along with his athleticism and oft espoused great work ethic, led most to believe he at least had a chance to play pro ball at some point.

Sheehey is a member of Indiana’s 1,000 point club, and ranks 38th all time on the Hoosier scoring charts, with 1,120 career points.

He ultimately ended up playing in Montenegro this season, averaging 5.2 points and 2.2 rebounds per contest in a brief stint with Budcucnost. In December, it was reported the Sheehey and Budnucnost had agreed to part ways. It’s unclear as to which party initiated the split, and what the reasoning was.

It has yet to be determined what team Sheehey will end up playing for, but his sudden move to the D-League would seem to signify renewed interest in his talents.

Good Luck to Will!

Written by Lefty Aaron Brooks

Lefty Aaron Brooks

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