College basketball is right around the corner, and the Kentucky Wildcats are looking to bounce back after their struggles a season ago.
As he constructed his roster for this season, John Calipari hit the transfer market hard, bringing in a lot of veterans to help lead this team.
One such player was Georgia Bulldogs transfer Sahvir Wheeler, who averaged 14 points, 7.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds last season.
Unfortunately, the 5-foot-10 guard went down with an apparent ankle injury during Thursday’s practice, and he had to be helped off the floor and to the locker room.
Thankfully, Keith Farmer of LEX 18 shared a positive update today on the status of Wheeler.
I have it on good authority that Sahvir Wheeler is going at FULL SPEED in practice. And BBN takes a collective sigh of relief.— Keith Farmer (@KeithFarmer18) October 14, 2021
This was a scary moment for Kentucky since Wheeler is going to be one of the main pieces this season. Wheeler’s experience is something that the Cats need in the early stages of this season as freshman point guard TyTy Washington gets adjusted to the college game.
Luckily, it appears Wheeler will be ready to go when the season starts, keeping the backcourt depth deep and experienced. Based on Farmer’s update, we may even see Wheeler fully take part in Big Blue Madness on Friday and in next week’s Blue-White Game.
Wheeler was the SEC’s leading passer last season, and his presence on the court is going to allow Kentucky’s many sharpshooters to get the ball in the right spots to have the best chance to score.