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Miami Basketball Player Profile: Sheldon McClellan

In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Player Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile UM's roster for 2014. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the court.

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Sheldon McClellan

Junior - 6'5 205 - Houston, Tx (Bellaire H.S. - transfer University of Texas)

In 2012-13 averaged 13.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 0.9 assists, and 0.8 steals with the Longhorns.

4 star recruit and #49 prospect overall according to ESPN coming out of H.S.

Really stood out in UM's summer trip to Spain, averaging 20.0 ppg on 62% shooting, and with 5.5 rpg and 3 steals a contest.

Summary: 'Canes fans say hello to your leading candidate to be the top scorer, and arguably the best player, on the UM roster for 2014-15.  McClellan struggled with his shot in Austin, but still put up big numbers. We suspect shot selection will be less of an issue under Coach Larranaga.  Former Miami players Justin Heller and Donnavan Kirk raved to us about this guy's abilities.  Blessed with terrific handles, a 44 inch vertical, and excellent size for a 2/3, McClellan has is the type of player that could catch the eye on NBA Scouts if he puts it all together.  He might even be asked to play some 4, given the Hurricanes dearth of depth in the front court.  Look for Coach L and staff to unleash him in the open court, and bring out his best as a defender as well.  Miami has plenty of perimeter options, but none quite as special as Shel Mac.  If the 'Canes are to have a huge season, he will need to play  close to or at the level an ALL-ACC performer.

Hoops season is just a few short weeks away.