Sheldon McClellan did not get drafted during Thursday night’s NBA Draft, but he didn’t have to wait long to get picked up by a NBA team.
McClellan signed with the Washington Wizards in what will be a partially guaranteed contract. He will be a part of their summer team in July.
McClellan has impressive physical traits that will translate to the NBA. He measured in at 6-feet-6 and 198 pounds at the NBA Combine and jumped 41.5 inches while showing off top level quickness with a 10.45 second time in the lane agility drill.
As a senior, McClellan averaged 16.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.0 steals in 35 games helping lead Miami to a 27-8 season and Sweet 16 appearance. He also shot 50.4 percent from the field, 40.6 percent from 3, and 83.8 percent from the free-throw line for a very impressive true-shooting percent of 65.5.
As a second round pick, McClellan’s potential contract is not bound by the rookie salary scale. He can negotiate his salary and the amount of years on the contract. With the NBA salary cap rising at a rapid pace, second round picks with upside are in a stronger position to negotiate.
The last Miami Hurricane to be selected in the NBA Draft was point guard Shane Larkin in 2013.