John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats received another boost to the roster on Monday afternoon, as former Georgia Bulldogs point guard Sahvir Wheeler said he would be heading to Lexington.
BREAKING: Sahvir Wheeler (@sahvir_) commits to KENTUCKY live on @TheFieldOf68 with @GoodmanHoops https://t.co/ElnKNmvBnw pic.twitter.com/LhmbqUezpX— The Field of 68 (@TheFieldOf68) May 17, 2021
Wheeler averaged 14.0 points and 7.4 assists per game last year for the Bulldogs, the latter of which led the SEC and was fourth-best in the nation. For a Kentucky team that struggled to find consistency at the point guard position, Wheeler could be a perfect fit.
Per NCAA rules, Wheeler shouldn’t have to sit out this season due to the one-time transfer waiver passed recently. However, SEC rules dictate that when a player jumps between SEC teams, they still must sit out. That is expected to change on June 3 when the SEC presidents vote on the rule, as most other conferences who had such a rule in place have since abolished it.
Wheeler has three years of eligibility remaining.