Sheldon Jeter plans to play Division I basketball again, but not this season.
Jeter, a former star at Beaver Falls High School, is at Polk State College, a junior college in Winter Haven, Fla. Jeter is taking classes at Polk, but will not play basketball this season.
Jeter played at Vanderbilt University in 2012-13 before deciding to transfer. He considered Pitt, but Vanderbilt would not release him to transfer to Pitt. If Jeter had attended Pitt, he would not have received a scholarship and would have had to pay his own way.
Polk coach Matt Furjanic, former coach at Robert Morris, said Jeter has re-opened his recruiting. Furjanic, who has been at Polk for 14 years, said Jeter does not have academic problems, and, if he graduates in the spring from Polk, Jeter can accept a full scholarship to any college, including Pitt. By not playing this season at Polk, Jeter will have three years eligibility remaining. He is permitted to practice at Polk.
Jeter has ties to Polk.
His cousin, Brock Van Lier, is entering his second season there as a player after playing two years at Beaver Falls. Another cousin, Ramone Shepherd, is a student-coach at Polk.
Also, former Beaver Falls star Lance Jeter, also a cousin of Sheldon, starred at Polk a few years ago before earning a scholarship to the University of Nebraska.