Sheldon McClellan Discusses Summer

As a four-star prospect and the No. 10 shooting guard in the country, Sheldon McClellan promises to bring some pop to Texas's 2011-2012 basketball season. Find out how his summer is going inside.

"Everything's been going well," said McClellan, a scoring guard from Bellaire High School in Houston. "I've just been working out, and trying to get better. I have to get stronger, and I've done a little bit of that already."

McClellan, who stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 175 pounds, cited his competitive attitude as one of his best strengths.

"I play hard, every time I go out and play, I want to win," McClellan said.

McClellan is familiar with his future Texas teammates, even staying with five-star point guard and fellow Texas commitment Myck Kabongo at the NBA camp.

"He's a really nice guy," McClellan said. "I liked that camp a lot. They taught us a lot of stuff, both on and off the court. I think we're going to be a really good group … (we're going to) play really nicely together."

McClellan said he chose Texas largely because of its status as an academic institution.

"It's a really good school," McClellan said. "The first couple of visits, I didn't really know the school. But the fourth time, I really felt at home. There are so many good academic programs and I wanted to look at the education part. I also knew that they were good at basketball, and I really wanted to stay in Texas."

McClellan said he hadn't finalized which camps he would be attending, but said he planned to spend more time playing AAU ball with his Houston Select team.

"We started off the season pretty slowly," McClellan said of his Select team. "We took a couple of bad losses. But now we're really started to pick it up.

"I really just want to continue to get better for next year," McClellan said. "I want to win championships and make it to the NBA."

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