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Will Sheridan

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bear, Del.

High School:
Sanford

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 240

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
01/12/1985

Experience:
3L

11/20/2006

MBB vs. Iowa

Villanova 89, Iowa 60 - November 20, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)

VILLANOVA

A well-rounded forward with good hands and athletic skills ... A very fundamentally sound player ... Runs the floor well ... Willing to battle underneath ... An emerging post defender ... Expanded his shooting range to 15 feet.

2005-2006: Started 32 of 33 games played ... Lone exception was Senior Night against St. John's ... Averages 5.5 ppg and 6.3 rpg ... Plays an average of 28.1 minutes per contest ... Team leader with 46 blocked shots ... Has rebounded in double figures on six occasions and scored in double digits five times ... Owns two double-doubles ... Scored 16 points and had four rebounds in NCAA second round game against Arizona ... Connected on 7-of-8 shots from the field and 2-of-2 free throws ... Pulled down game-high 10 rebounds and scored four points against Monmouth in NCAA first round victory on Mar. 17 ... Had three of Villanova's 13 steals ... Grabbed five rebounds, had two blocks and two steals in loss to Pittsburgh on Mar. 10 ... Notched second double-double of the season with season-high 17 points and 13 rebounds against Rutgers on Mar. 9 ... Nine of those 13 rebounds were offensive ... Also had two blocks ... Grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds against Connecticut on Feb. 26, including 10 on the offensive end ... Also had nine points in 39 minutes ... Tied a career high with four blocked shots in a 74-72 win at Cincinnati on Feb. 23 ... Tallied nine points and six rebounds in 29 minutes against Georgetown on Feb. 19 ... Provided a huge lift with nine second half points in a 69-64 win over No. 1 Connecticut on Feb. 13 ... Ended the game with his first double-double of the season (13 points, 10 rebounds) ... Had four points, pulled down six rebounds and blocked three shots in 61-51 win at DePaul on Feb. 11 ... Added one assist and one steal in 35 minutes ... Scored eight points and grabbed ten rebounds in a 71-58 victory over Saint Joseph's on Feb. 7 at the Palestra ... Collected nine important rebounds ina 72-70 victory at Notre Dame on Jan. 28 ... Grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots in a 49-46 win at USF on Jan. 24 ... Set a new career high with four steals to go with seven points and seven rebounds in an 80-65 win over No. 20 Syracuse on Jan. 21 ... Played a major role in Villanova's 73-64 victory over Seton Hall on Jan. 17, scoring 12 points, collecting seven rebounds and blocking three shots ... Chipped in four points and six boards in 31 minutes of an 84-78 overtime victory at Rutgers ... Added seven rebounds and two assists in a 75-53 win at Temple on New Year's Eve ... Delivered a strong performance in a 90-77 win over Longwood on Dec. 10 in Atlantic City ... He scored a season-high 13 points and added eight rebounds ... Chipped in with five points and five rebounds in the 85-74 win over Oklahoma on Dec. 3 ... His 11 rebounds led Villanova in a 78-35 win over Stony Brook on Nov. 18 at the Pavilion.

2004-05: Was inserted into the starting lineup in December and thrived there ... Contributed a multitude of intangibles ... Started 29 games and was third on the team in rebounding (5.8 rpg) ... His 19 points and 12 rebounds were instrumental in VU's 70-68 win at St. John's ... Recorded a season-high 14 points to go with nine rebounds in a 67-56 win at Georgetown on Feb. 27 ... Also added three steals and a blocked shot ... Posted six points, seven rebounds and two steals in a 90- 75 loss to Syracuse on Feb. 12 ... Contributed a season high 12 points, six rebounds and three steals to a 94-61 win over Rutgers on Jan. 29 ... Picked up a season-high 12 rebounds to go with five points in a 65-60 win over Notre Dame on Jan. 26 ... Grabbed six rebounds to go with four points, three blocked shots and excellent defense on Wayne Simien in 83-62 win over Kansas on Jan. 22 ... Collected ten rebounds and scored nine points in a 78-72 loss at Notre Dame on Jan. 8 ... His seven rebounds helped lead VU to an 81-62 win over Middle Tennessee State on Dec. 27 ... Established a new career high with three assists in a 68-41 win over Fordham on Dec. 14 at the Pavilion ... In his first start of the season on Dec. 11, Sheridan was solid in a 54-43 win over La Salle ... Played strong defense against Steven Smith and added four points and six rebounds ... Made a large impact in the win over Monmouth on Dec. 7 with six points, six rebounds, three blocks, two steals and two assists in 28 minutes ... Came off the bench to provide four points, four rebounds and three blocked shots in 20 minutes on Dec. 4 against Temple ... Played 25 minutes in the 66-41 victory over UMBC on Nov. 23 ... Added five rebounds, two points and one blocked shot to the cause.

2003-04: Developed into a reliable frontcourt contributor off the bench ... Averaged 21 minutes a game and connected on .586 of his attempts from the field ... His 32 blocked shots were second on the `Cats to Jason Fraser ... Made five starts early in the season while Villanova dealt with a roster depleted by injury and suspension ... Played 31 critical minutes in a 73-63 win over Virginia on March 20 at the Pavilion ... Tied a career high with four blocked shots and also added five rebounds, two steals and one point ... Contributed 11 points, five rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes of work in a first round NIT victory over Drexel on March 17 ... Converted all seven of his free throw attempts in that contest ... His seven rebounds in 25 minutes proved instrumental in VU's 69-66 triumph over No. 17 Providence in the Big East Tournament quarterfinal on March 10 ... Added six points and six rebounds in a 75-74 overtime loss to Connecticut on Feb. 28 ... Produced eight points, four rebounds and two blocked shots in a 64-59 loss at Syracuse on Feb. 23 ... Came off the bench to add seven points and four rebounds in a 75-60 win at Georgetown on Feb. 5 ... Added 10 points and three rebounds in a 74-67 loss to Saint Joseph's on Feb. 2 ... His strong play helped ignite Villanova in a 73-58 victory over West Virginia on Jan. 31 at the Pavilion ... He scored 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field, including an overthrown pass for Curtis Sumpter that sailed off the backboard and caromed into the basket for his first career 3-point field goal ... Chipped in with eight points and six rebounds in a 92-89 win over Boston College on Jan. 14 ... Added nine points and six rebounds in 23 minutes of action against Memphis on Jan. 6 ... Added seven points and eight rebounds to help spark a 74-55 win over Northeastern on Dec. 12 ... Led the `Cats with nine rebounds in 45 minutes of a 53-51 overtime victory over Santa Clara in the second round of the Maui Invitational ... Tied a VU freshman rebounding record with 17 (previously set by Chubby Cox and Brooks Sales) in a 114-103 win at the University of the Redlands ... Also scored 23 points.

SANFORD HIGH SCHOOL

Named Delaware's Prep Player of the Year as both a junior and senior ... Ranked among the top 50 prep players by Basketball Times ... Averaged 22 points and 13 rebounds a game as a senior ... As a junior he averaged 20 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots to lead Sanford to the state championship ... In the final game that year he scored 21 points, collected 14 rebounds and blocked six shots ... Served as class president as a freshman and sophomore and was class treasurer as a senior ... Earned four varsity letters playing basketball for coach Stan Waterman .. Also earned a pair of letters as a cross country runner.

PERSONAL

Born 1/12/85 in Bear, Del. ... Full name is Will Sheridan Jr. ... Parents are Will Sr. and Josie Sheridan ... Siblings are DeVaughn (31) and Chaleoa (21) ... Has yet to select a major at Villanova ... Enjoys music and spending time with friends in his spare time ... Chose Villanova for its coaching staff and the environment on campus.

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