Georgia basketball landed another top-100 commitment on Monday, as 4-star point guard Sahvir Wheeler committed to the Bulldogs. Wheeler originally signed with Texas A&M, but he was released from his letter of intent after Texas A&M changed coaches.
Wheeler could remind Georgia fans of former guard JJ Frazier, as Wheeler is listed at 5-foot-8. But his size shouldn’t be a deterrent much like it wasn’t for Frazier. Wheeler is rated as the No. 94 player in the 2019 recruiting rankings and is from Houston. He is rated as the No. 6 point guard in the 2019 class as well.
With the addition of Wheeler, Georgia now has five members in its 2019 recruiting class. All five players are in the top-100 of the 247Sports composite rankings. The Georgia class is led by Anthony Edwards, who is the No. 2 overall player in the 2019 recruiting class.
Wheeler has yet to formally sign with the program. But the Georgia basketball account did tweet this following his announcement.
— Georgia Basketball (@UGABasketball) May 6, 2019
It’s the second addition at point guard for Georgia in the past week. The Bulldogs landed Northeastern graduate transfer Donnell Gresham Jr. Last season, Gresham averaged 9.7 points and 3.2 assists per game for a team that appeared in the NCAA Tournament.
Georgia’s team is mostly set for the 2019-20 season, but it is still waiting to learn on if it will have forward Nicolas Claxton for next year. Claxton declared for the 2019 NBA Draft and has until May 29 to decide on if he will remain in the draft. Claxton led the Bulldogs in points, rebounds and blocks last season. Pairing him with Edwards as well as senior guard Jordan Harris would give Georgia a significant boost.
With Wheeler now in the class, Georgia has the No. 7 overall class for the 2019 rankings. The addition of Wheeler propelled Georgia past rival Florida, who now has the No. 8 class.
In Georgia’s first season under Tom Crean, Georgia went 11-21. With the recruiting class and returning talent, next season’s team should be significantly improved.
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