He may be biased, but former IU basketball star Victor Oladipo says one of his teammates is the most underrated Indiana player of all-time.
IU’s recruiting class of 2010 wasn’t heralded as one of the nation’s best, but it did produce two players who became major contributors for the Hoosiers.
Of course Oladipo improved considerably and catapulted his career to the NBA, where he ultimately became an All-Star.
His 2010 IU classmate Will Sheehey kind of got lost at times, surrounded by stars like Cody Zeller, Yogi Ferrell, Jordan Hulls, Christian Watford and Oladipo. Because of that star-power, Sheehey didn’t crack the IU starting five until his senior year. But Sheehey is Oladipo’s pick for the most underrated IU player ever.
Will Sheehey is the most underrated Hoosier of all time. Go watch the tape very closely. 😮💨 Im just glad I had a front row view 🙌🏿🙏🏿
— Victor Oladipo (@VicOladipo) October 6, 2023
Sheehey contributed off the bench as an underclassman at IU. He capped off a successful second year with a memorable game-winning NCAA Tournament shot against VCU.
During his junior season, Sheehey won the Big Ten’s Sixth Man of the Year award. He averaged 9.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game during that 2012-13 campaign. He had a memorable school record 9-for-9 game from the field at home against Purdue that year. He was also known as a strong defender, and he brought a needed edge to the 2013 Big Ten champion team.
In a starting role for his senior season, he averaged 11.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. He finished his IU career with 1,120 points, good for the top-40 all-time.
Sheehey went on to play professional basketball both overseas and in the NBA G-League.
He’s currently with Golden State Warriors as a player development analyst. He got an NBA championship ring with that franchise in 2022, and he coached the team at times during the 2023 Summer League.
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