Basketball: Beaver Falls grad having a strong summer

Written by Brad Everett on .

Sheldon Jeter has yet to play a game at his new school, but he's representing that school very nicely this summer.

Jeter is entering his first season at Pitt after transferring from Vanderbilt. Like most of the Pitt players, Jeter is playing in the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Pro-Am League this summer, and he's looked very solid.

A Beaver Falls graduate, Jeter is averaging 23 points and 9.2 rebounds in four games. He scored 21 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in his second game, and tallied 26 and 28 points in the past two.

Jeter, a 6-foot-8 sophomore forward, is playing on the South Hills Audi team. One of his teammates is his older cousin, Lance Jeter. The elder Jeter plays professionally in Europe. Pitt's Cameron Johnson, a freshman from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, plays with the Jeters.

Sheldon Jeter played in all 33 games - starting seven of them - in his lone season at Vanderbilt. He averaged 5.5 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

As a senior at Beaver Falls, Jeter averaged 21.8 points and 12 rebounds per game in leading the Tigers to the WPIAL Class AA championship. Jeter was named the Post-Gazette Player of the Year.