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.