Sahvir Wheeler has been a consistent force for Georgia this year off of the bench. He has shot above 60% (!!!) inside of the arc and can blow by opposing defenders with his great handles and quick first step.
The big name on this team coming into the season was Anthony Edwards and rightfully so. He’ll be here for just one year most likely and then will be off to the NBA, where he may very well be the first overall pick.
Sahvir Wheeler is another freshman though that we should begin paying attention to more. He’s averaging 5.0 assists per game in just 26 minutes of action off the pine. He’s reliable, and that’s what this team has needed this year.
Reliability is the word I’m using because in the game against SMU last night, they needed someone to rely on late in games since Edwards’s shots weren’t falling as much. Wheeler is who they leaned on late in OT and 2OT.
Sure, Sahvir only had nine points on the night, but he hit two clutch buckets that the fans of Georgia soon won’t forget.
Sahvir has these quick twitch movements that makes it so hard to keep him in front of you. The confidence that he shows is so impressive. He’s a freshman that is willing to take it right to the basket with bigger players all around him and finish without a problem. That’s craftiness and that’s talent.
Sahvir Wheeler has A LOT of talent.
As the season goes on, continue to watch how Wheeler leads this Georgia team as he is a name that most people will become familiar with soon.