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Georgia Transfer Guard Sahvir Wheeler Includes OSU in Top 10

Wheeler was fifth in the NCAA in assists this past season.

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It seems as if Mike Boynton is in talks with an elite playmaker from the SEC.

Georgia transfer Sahvir Wheeler is down to 10 schools, according to Jeff Goodman. Wheeler’s potential landing spots are Oklahoma State, Texas, Kentucky, Kansas, Gonzaga, Michigan, LSU, Oregon State, Stanford and Wichita State.

Wheeler started 43 of the 57 games he played in while at Georgia. He averaged 11.3 points, 5.8 assists and 3.1 rebounds a game during his two seasons. As a sophomore this past season, Wheeler averaged 14 points, 7.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds a game.

He had a career high in points in a loss against Florida this past season, where he dropped 27 on the Gators. He also had eight games this year with double-digit assists. Against LSU, Wheeler had a triple-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists.

He is a high-level playmaker, but at 5-foot-10, he doesn’t fit the normal mold of big guards that Boynton likes to pursue. Wheeler has also struggled from 3 throughout his career, shooting 26%.

Wheeler played his high school ball at Houston Christian in Texas. He was a four-star recruit in the 2019 class, being ranked 100th nationally. He initially signed a letter of intent to play with Texas A&M, but after a coaching change (the same change that brought Chris Harris to Oklahoma State), Wheeler ended up a Bulldog.

With two open scholarship spots, it seems most likely that OSU is trying to add a guard and a center to round out its 2021-22 roster. Names to watch for OSU in the portal are Bryce Thompson (Kansas)Jaxson Robinson (Texas A&M)Nick Ongenda (DePaul), Bayron Matos (New Mexico), DeVante’ Jones (Coastal Carolina) and Bryson Williams (UTEP). Heritage Hall standout Trey Alexander was also recently released from his letter of intent with Auburn.

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