Sheldon Mac

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Sheldon Mac
Sheldon Mac.jpg
Mac with the Wizards in September 2017
No. 9 – Washington Wizards
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1992-12-21) December 21, 1992 (age 24)
Houston, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Bellaire (Houston, Texas)
NBA draft 2016 / Undrafted
Playing career 2016–present
Career history
2016–present Washington Wizards
2016 Delaware 87ers
2017 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Career highlights and awards

Sheldon Mac (born Sheldon Reeves McClellan; December 21, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Texas Longhorns and the Miami Hurricanes.[1]

High school career

McClellan attended Bellaire High School under Bruce Glover. As a senior, he averaged 25.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game while helping Bellaire to a 20–9 mark and the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs.[1]

College career

McClellan began his collegiate career at Texas. In his freshman year, he averaged 11.2 points per game. He averaged 13.2 points in his sophomore season. After his sophomore season, he elected to transfer to Miami because coach Rick Barnes was unsatisfied with his effort.[2]

In his junior season at Miami, McClellan averaged 14.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists in 33.6 minutes per game.[1] He was an Honorable Mention All-ACC selection as a junior.[2] McClellan was listed on the Oscar Robertson Award preseason watchlist[3] as well as the Naismith College Player of the Year preseason watchlist.[4] McClellan averaged 16.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.3 blocks in 32.9 minutes per game as a senior.[1] On March 6, 2016, McClellan was named to the Second-Team All-ACC.[5]

Professional career

Washington Wizards (2016–present)

After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, McClellan signed with the Washington Wizards on September 23, 2016.[6] He made his debut for the Wizards in their season opener on October 27, 2016, recording seven points and two steals in four minutes off the bench in a 114–99 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.[7] With starting shooting guard Bradley Beal out injured on November 12, 2016 against the Chicago Bulls, McClellan made his first career start and subsequently scored a season-high 15 points in a 106–95 loss.[8] On December 6, 2016, he was assigned to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the flexible assignment rule.[9] On December 18, 2016, he was recalled by Washington.[10] On April 4, 2017, he was assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.[11] He was recalled by the Wizards a week later.[12]

In a preseason game on October 8, 2017, Mac suffered a serious injury to his lower left leg, with the Wizards fearing a tear to his left Achilles' tendon.[13]

NBA career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

2016–17 Washington 30 3 9.6 .400 .233 .852 1.1 .5 .3 .1 3.0
Career 30 3 9.6 .400 .233 .852 1.1 .5 .3 .1 3.0


2017 Washington 7 0 2.4 .556 .400 1.000 .3 .0 .0 .0 2.0
Career 7 0 2.4 .556 .400 1.000 .3 .0 .0 .0 2.0

Personal life

In February 2017, McClellan had his name legally changed to Sheldon Mac, citing that the McClellan surname came from his father, with whom he has no relationship.[14]


  1. ^ a b c d "Sheldon McClellan Bio". Retrieved March 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Adame, Tony (March 18, 2016). "Miami’s Sheldon McClellan thrives after transfer from Texas". The Wichita Eagle. Retrieved July 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ "USBWA Unveils Award Watchlists". U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Retrieved December 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ Johnson, Raphielle (December 2, 2015). "Naismith Trophy early season watch list released". NBC Sports. Retrieved December 3, 2015. 
  5. ^ Press Release (March 6, 2016). "ACSMA Announces Basketball Postseason Awards, All-ACC Teams". Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Wizards Finalize Training Camp Roster". Wizards Today. Monumental Sports Network. September 23, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Wizards vs. Hawks – Box Score". October 27, 2016. Retrieved October 27, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Butler scores 37, Bulls beat Wizards 106-95". November 12, 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2016. 
  9. ^ Buckner, Candace (December 6, 2016). "Sheldon McClellan becomes latest Wizards rookie assigned to D-League". Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Wizards Recall McClellan From Delaware 87ers". Wizards Today. Monumental Sports Network. December 18, 2016. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  11. ^ "WIZARDS ASSIGN McCLELLAN TO RIO GRANDE VALLEY VIPER". Wizards Today. Monumental Sports Network. April 4, 2017. Retrieved October 8, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Wizards Recall McClellan from Rio Grande Valley". Wizards Today. Monumental Sports Network. April 11, 2017. Retrieved October 8, 2017. 
  13. ^ Buckner, Candace (October 8, 2017). "Source: Wizards fear Sheldon Mac may have torn Achilles’ tendon". Retrieved October 8, 2017. 
  14. ^ Hughes, Chase (February 22, 2017). "Wizards rookie legally changes name to Sheldon Mac". Retrieved October 8, 2017. 

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