AAU Helps Sheehey's Recruitment

Will Sheehey played his first game on the AAU circuit in the spring. By the end of the summer, it was clear that playing for the Florida Rams has raised his stock.

Majority of the future Division-I basketball players play AAU throughout their high school career. But Will Sheehey, a Florida native, is doing things a little different.

The 6-foot-6 wing didn't play during the spring or summers for a travel team, up until this year. And the decision to play was a good one, as his stock is on the rise among college coaches.

"It was my first year playing AAU on the major circuit," Sheehey said. "Fortunately Matt Ramker put me on the team. July started off really quick. I had a couple really good games in Cincinnati and that started blowing up my recruitment."

Early on it was a tough transition for Sheehey, but as the summer progressed as did his game and the attention mounted.

"For me the game was just faster," he said. "It took some getting used to during the Bob Gibbons tournament, but when July kicked off I feel like I got in the groove."

"Without playing AAU I had three scholarship offers, now I have close to 13," he added.

Right now Stanford, Northwestern, Bucknell, George Washington and a host of Ivy League programs are in the mix for Sheehey. But he also mentioned Virginia, South Carolina and Mississippi as schools involved as well.

"It's going pretty well," Sheehey, who has taken unofficial visits to Penn, Princeton and Columbia, said. "I'm getting a lot of phone calls lately."

The next step for Sheehey is setting up visits. According to the talented wing, he'll be taking official visits to Stanford and Northwestern for sure. The other three visits, which he wants to take, are undecided.

"I'm going to take my five visits, then narrow it down to two or three and then pick a school in November," he said.

Sheehey holds offers from most of the schools on his list, including Northwestern, Bucknell and George Washington. Stanford can't technically offer until he's accepted into the school, and that's something he's working on now.

"I have to do it," Sheehey told Scout.com. "They are going to give me an application sometime this week. I still have to go through that process."


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