Brad Sheehan Off the Board

Brad Sheehan has always been a fairly quiet kid who kept to himself, but the 6-foot-10 Albany Shaker High (N.Y.) senior opened up when talking about one program. That's exactly where he's headed.

One of Albany's favored sons went back to his roots.

Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt, who thrived in his three-year stint at Siena, landed Albany Shaker High (N.Y.) 6-foot-10, 210-pound senior big man Brad Sheehan on Monday night.

``When you mention Georgia Tech here, it's treated differently because of what Paul did at Siena," Albany City Rocks boss Jim Hart said. "It's a big-time school in the ACC, but it's also where Paul Hewitt coaches. Everyone around here gives the blessing for someone going to play for Paul Hewitt."

In fact, Sheehan's parents had season tickets to Siena games and used to bring Brad to watch Hewitt's teams.

``I just really like the Georgia Tech campus and the players a lot," Sheehan told the Schenectady Gazette.

``They have a very good business program and an internship for their marketing program," he added. "That's what I want to get into."

Sheehan averaged 15 points, eight rebounds and five blocks last season and chose the Yellow Jackets over Virginia, Syracuse and Penn State. He's got a nice, soft touch, runs the court extremely well for someone his size and he plays hard.

``He's really starting to come into his own both on and off the court," Hart said. "He's growing right before your eyes as a person and a player. He's much more confident and his game is evident of that."

``The thing is that Brad is just starting to scratch the surface," added Hart. "His best days are clearly ahead of him – and the scary thing is that he's pretty good right now."

Sheehan returned from an official visit to Virginia this past weekend and canceled official trips to Penn State for this weekend and Syracuse the weekend of Midnight Madness in mid-October.

``I like Georgia Tech a lot," Sheehan told "The city was the highlight of my trip. There are a lot of opportunities outside of basketball."

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