Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Hoops Recruiting - Jackets Get a Center

Scout.com is reporting that 6'10", 200lb center Brad Sheehan has committed to the Jackets. Think of Sheehan as a slightly shorter, more athletic Luke Schenscher. He plays hard and has a good touch around the hoop, and he needs to hit the weight room big time (much like Luke). He has a jump shot out to 15 feet, can block shots and runs the floor hard. He just needs strength to be able to battle more effectively on the defensive end of the floor and of course to hold post position effectively........... Brad is from the Albany NY area, which of course makes you realize that Coach Hewitt's Siena history certainly helped. His name carries a lot of weight in the NY upstate....... Now, Sheehan is not currently ranked by any of the recruiting services and has flown under the national radar. He is listed as a "3-star" player, if that means anything to you. However, he had offers from Syracuse, Penn State, Xavier, UVA and St. Bonaventure, so he is no slouch. He made his move on the national scene this summer during the AAU circuit, particularly in the Nike event............. He was being recruited by Peter Zaharis and visited Tech 9/17 and just got back from UVA before making his decision. Sheehan is a solid 4-year guy and will probably develop in much the same way most big-men develop - a bit slow. I wouldn't say he's completely raw, because he has some touch and some nice offensive skills already. However, playing AAU ball is different than the ACC.

Welcome aboard Brad! You made the right choice!!!