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10 - Sheldon McClellan

6-6, 200 Shooting Guard
Miami Senior
Birthday
12/21/92 (27.2 yrs)
Hometown
Bellaire, TX
High School
Bellaire
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
8
Size
7
Defense
7
Strength
6
Quickness
7
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
7
Potential
6
Passing
7
Intangibles
8
86 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Justin Holiday

Strengths: Dangerous scoring wing who can score from every level of the defense … An explosive athlete with a near 40 inch vertical leap, McClellan finishes above the rim with consistency … McClellan is a smooth, creative finisher, who can get to the rim with either his explosiveness or his finesse, depending on what the situation requires … McClellan is also a very good outside shooter, connecting on 41% from 3 this season … He’s proficient on the catch-and-shoot, with his feet set, but he’s also a great shooter off the dribble … Great in transition, McClellan is on the finishing end of many an alley-oop.  He’s also a smart cutter along the baseline, creating easy alley-oop opportunities for any decent point guard … On defense, he’s got good lateral quickness to help him stay in front of his man and make up for subpar fundamentals … His lane agility time was second-best of anyone at the combine … He’s a pretty good ball handler who can create his own shot with his strength and handles … Very efficient offensive player who converted on over 50% of his field goal attempts (along with 41% of his 3’s and 84% of his free throws) … Pretty stepback jumper that makes him dangerous from mid-range…

Weaknesses: McClellan shot the ball very well on the whole, but he was a very streaky shooter, and when his shot wasn’t falling, he often keep putting it up … He’s occasionally a willing passer, but once he gets into attack mode, he doesn’t look for his teammates and he rarely passes out of the lane … A bit temperamental on the floor.  Gets on teammates verbally when frustrated and has poor shot selection when he starts to miss … A bit thin, McClellan weighs under 200 lbs. and won’t be able to be as physically dominant in the NBA … Not the most fluid athlete … Pretty good dribbler, but he doesn’t always handle the ball very tight to his body, which could lead to more turnovers against NBA length … Has good quickness, but his mediocre wingspan (6’7") and poor fundamentals and defensive awareness allow him to get lost on defense or sometimes lose his man … Very old for an NBA prospect.  McClellan is 23 and turns 24 in December …

Overall: McClellan has an interesting array of offensive skills, as he’s a stellar athlete with a good shooting stroke, but his inconsistent shot selection and temperament can be a detriment.  He’s a 23-year-old prospect, which isn’t ideal, but if he still has some maturing left to do, he could smooth out his rough edges and become a great complementary wing scorer with a fair amount of ability at the defensive end …

Notes: Second-Team All-ACC last season…Transferred to Miami from Texas in 2013…

Jacob Stallard 6/21/16

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