Washington Wizards have recalled Sheldon McClellan from the NBA Developmental League after the rookie played six games in Delaware.
After a high-scoring season with the Miami Hurricanes, Sheldon McClellan entered the NBA Draft.
As a senior, McClellan was older than most of the players in the draft, but had seemingly done enough to get selected in the second round.
The Washington Wizards traded their only pick in the 2016 NBA Draft to the Phoenix Suns for Markieff Morris. The team’s president, Ernie Grunfeld, didn’t acquire a pick before the draft and was forced to dig deep into the free agency pool once it was over.
McClellan, who averaged over 16 points in his final season in Miami, slipped through the cracks and went undrafted.
Washington quickly agreed to a partially-guaranteed deal with McClellan, which essentially secured his spot on the roster through training camp.
Even though he didn’t separate himself from the competition during Las Vegas Summer League, his play in college was enough for the Wizards to keep him for preseason.
In the exhibition games, McClellan showed his offensive versatility. He knocked down shots off the dribble, scored inside and made some shots after spotting up.