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John Calipari’s Statement on Sahvir Wheeler Joining the UK Program

Sahvir Wheeler
Georgia Athletics

John Calipari landed an important piece to the 2021-22 roster Monday.

Sahvir Wheeler, a transfer point guard from Georgia, announced his commitment to Kentucky with Jeff Goodman on The Field of 68 podcast.

Wheeler was a Second Team All-SEC selection as a sophomore after averaging 14.0 points, 7.4 assists, and 3.8 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs.

The UK coach can officially comment on the addition of Wheeler since the 5-foot-10 guard signed his letter of intent. Below is what Calipari had to say about the transfer point guard.

“Sahvir is the kind of player that dictates the pace of the game, who gets easy baskets for himself and his teammates, and who can be disruptive defensively,” UK head coach John Calipari said. “He is what you look for in a point guard in that he puts his teammates in positions to score, yet he can score the ball in bunches when he needs to. He was a second-team all-conference player as a sophomore and almost routinely put up games with double-digit assists, including setting the SEC Tournament record this last season with 13. I am excited for him to be a part of this program and my guess is our players will be too.”

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