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Wednesday Headlines: Sahvir Wheeler Edition

The former Georgia point guard is looking like a strong possibility to transfer to Kentucky.

Sahvir Wheeler is looking more and more like a likely point guard option for the Kentucky Wildcats going into next year.

Wheeler, the former Georgia Bulldog, was one of the top passers in college basketball last season, averaging 7.4 assists per game, which ranked fourth nationally and was a second-team All-SEC player.

The 5’10” point guard recently listed Kentucky among his final four teams, and while most thought he was leaning toward Kansas, Kentucky has gained some momentum.

Wheeler is known for his passing ability and ability to create turnovers (averaged 1.7 steals per game last season), but there are also some concerns.

Wheeler struggled shooting the ball at Georgia, as indicated by his 39.9 percent field goal percentage and 22.5 percent mark from the three point line. Another concern is turnovers, as he averaged 4.4 turnovers per game last season.

However, Wheeler brings a lot of positives to the table too. He’s shown the ability to score at a high level by averaging 14 points per game for an SEC team. He rebounds well for a guard his size, averaging nearly 4 rebounds per game last season despite being listed at 5’10” and 180 pounds.

He also brings two seasons of college basketball experience, another positive.

Wheeler to Kentucky isn’t quite a guarantee, but there are a lot of rumblings that Wheeler could decide to stay in the conference and join the Wildcats. If Kentucky can land him and TyTy Washington, Kentucky likely has their complete roster headed into the 2021-2022 season.

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