Sheldon Jeter closes in on a decision 

April, 26, 2012
One of the under-the-radar, soon-to-be spring signees is small forward Sheldon Jeter (Beaver Falls, Pa./Beaver Falls). Vanderbilt, Wisconsin, South Carolina and Penn State are dueling for his services. He’s visited each school and will take his final official visit to Penn State this weekend.

Spend a few minutes talking to Jeter and you hear a prevailing theme: competition. “I hate losing with a passion,” Jeter said. “Really it isn’t something in my vocabulary.”

For a kid as competitive as he is, one might think flying below the radar would have bothered him but that’s not the case. He’s in a good place mentally. “Western Pennsylvania isn’t the biggest place for basketball recruits,” Jeter said. “If I lived in Philly you might have heard more about me. I don’t really have any regrets about being under the radar because it just made me work harder.”