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Sahvir Wheeler signs with Bulldogs

Tom Crean
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ATHENS, Ga. – Sahvir (pronounced Sah-veer) Wheeler, a consensus four-star guard ranked among the nation’s top-100 prospects, has signed a national letter-of-intent to play collegiately for the Georgia Bulldogs, head coach Tom Crean announced on Wednesday.

“We’re very excited about Sahvir,” Crean said. “His speed, change of direction and floor vision are really unique. He can score the ball in a variety of ways, from getting to the rim all the way out to shooting 3s, and he can put a tremendous amount of pressure on the ball defensively. He is a dynamic floor general who possesses the skills to make his teammates better with his exceptional passing ability.”

Wheeler, a 5-8, guard from Houston, Texas, bolsters a recruiting class already ranked among the top-10 nationally. He is rated as the No. 76 prospect by ESPN.com, listed as No. 87 by rivals.com and ranked No. 91 in the 247Sports.com composite. Wheeler was tabbed as the co-MVP of the Big Baller Brand All-America game after scoring 34 points and dishing out eight assists.

“I think Sahvir and his family believe in our development plan for him,” Crean stated. “We have a great vision for Sahvir and the player he can become. We have a great vision for everyone we’ve signed in this class, but Sahvir brings a skill set that can really tie a lot of things together for this team.”

Wheeler led Houston Christian to back-to-back Southwest Preparatory state championships in both 2018 and 2019. The Mustangs went 61-13 over during those seasons, finishing 31-5 his junior year and 30-8 this past season.

“Sahvir has been well coached and won multiple state championships in high school at Houston Christian,” Crean said. “He plays with a real motor.”

Named the 2019 Houston Chronicle Private School Most Valuable Player, Wheeler was selected All-State by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. As a senior, he averaging 19 points, seven rebounds and nine assists per game. Wheeler almost averaged a triple-double during the 2019 state tourney, scoring 18 points, handing out 10 assists and grabbing eight rebounds per game.

Wheeler is the fifth top-100 prospect in the Class of 2019 to sign with Georgia. Previously, the Bulldogs inked: Anthony Edwards, who is ranked No. 1 or No. 2 by virtually every scouting service; Christian Brown, who is listed at No. 60 nationally by ESPN.com; Jaykwon Walton, who is rated No. 67 nationally by ESPN.com; and Toumani Camara, a who has been tabbed No. 96 by ESPN.com and the 247Sports.com composite rankings.

Georgia’s recruiting class is currently ranked No. 6 by rivals.com, No. 8 by 247Sports.com and No. 9 by ESPN.com.

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