Sherwood was a walk-on with Coach Everhart's first team on the Bluff. The Sharon, Mass. native provided much-needed minutes as an undersized forward especially when two squads of five players interchanged time on the court in a fashion reminiscent of hockey line changes.
The team was 5-10 heading into an Atlantic 10 Conference match at Massachusetts on January 21, 2007 when "1040" was launched. The Dukes lost that game to drop to 1-4 in league play. The next game, versus Dayton at the Palumbo Center, started a six-game winning streak that powered the Red & Blue to a remarkable 10-18 record, 6-10 in the A-10 and the number 10 seed in the Atlantic 10 Championship Tournament. Saint Louis edged the Dukes, 78-77, in the first round of the tourney.
In 24 games with the Dukes, Sherwood averaged 3.0 points, 1.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.4 steals per contest with an assist / turnover average of 2.00.
Sherwood performed well in the 2008 Pittsburgh Pro Am Summer League and was one of two representatives on the Atlantic-10 Student-Athletic Advisory Committee.
Arkansas Tech head coach Mark Downey said when Sherwood's signing was announced on August 21st:
- "Jimmy will give us a tough, hard-nosed athlete on the wing. He is a very hard worker, who loves to work on his game. During his freshman year at Duquesne, he stepped in at the power forward position and held his own in the A-10 Conference. That same toughness helped him win the small school co-MVP honors in the prestigious Pittsburgh Pro-AM."
Sherwood graduated from Thayer Academy in Braintree, Mass. before taking a year at Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Mass. where he averaged 22.0 points 4.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in 2005-06.
Last season, the ATU Wonder Boys finished 23-9, 9-5 in the the Gulf South Conference; won the program's first GSC Championship; lost in overtime (95-92) in the NCAA Division II South Regional semifinals to Florida Southern; and received votes in the final Division II coaches poll and was ninth in the D-II South Region poll.
In other Duquesne news, redshirt junior walk-on Lucas Newton, who also took a look at other programs where more playing time would be possible, has returned to the Dukes' roster for the 2009-10 season.