Georgia Bulldogs’ transfer Sahvir Wheeler has committed to Kentucky. The Wildcats have been pulling in a bunch of transfers in the last two years and have landed another. Wheeler was one of the more talented point guards in the SEC last season and many expect him to be a top guard in the league this season. For a Kentucky team that was looking desperate at PG, now they can breathe a little.
Wheeler’s time at Georgia showed that his ceiling is fairly high. As a freshman, he averaged 9.0 points and 4.5 assists per game, and less than one steal. Last season as a sophomore he put up 14.0 points, 7.4 assists, almost 4.0 rebounds, and 1.7 steals per game. While his shooting numbers from the floor took a hit, that may have more to do with his role on the team last year and the reality of the team. The team was the definition of mediocre, finishing the season with a 14-12 record.
Back in a February matchup against LSU, the talented guard recorded the FIRST triple-double in program history.
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) February 24, 2021
Wheeler is a bit like other guards Calipari has had. While he prefers lightning-quick guards at 6’3″+, Wheeler is a bit more athletic and strong for a guard his size. Listed at 5’10” he isn’t afraid to jump up for a dunk or alley-oop if he isn’t the one throwing the passes. He has been able to hit some buzzer-beaters and isn’t afraid to have the ball in his hands.
Calipari needed a guard heading into next season after losing Devin Askew to transfer. Now the Hall of Fame coach may have improved his situation at the position.
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) May 17, 2021