Sahvir Wheeler is an American college basketball player for the Kentucky Wildcats of the Southeastern Conference. He previously played for the Georgia Bulldogs.
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Kentucky point guard Sahvir Wheeler was injured early in the Wildcats’ game at Louisiana State on Tuesday night.
Wheeler, who leads the Southeastern Conference in assists, ran into a screen by LSU center Efton Reid near halfcourt with 16:07 left in the first half. The junior guard stayed on the court for several minutes before being helped off the floor by a Kentucky trainer.
He goes straight to the UK locker room, and ESPN commentators speculated about a possible concussion as Wheeler winced and looked unsteady on his feet.
Freshman TyTy Washington handled point guard duties in Wheeler’s absence, playing the entire game up until the 9:17 mark of the second half, when he had to be helped from the court and appeared to be treated for leg cramps on the sideline before heading to the UK locker room.
•Named second-team All-SEC in balloting of both league coaches and the AP.
• One of two Bulldogs to start every game – along with P.J. Horne – and led Georgia in scoring (14.0 ppg), assists (7.4 apg) and steals (1.7 spg).
• Broke Georgia’s single-season assist record with 193 passes-to-points, easily topping the previous mark of 169 by Pertha Robinson in 1995.
• Notched three of the top-6 single game assist tallies in school history, co-No. 3s (13 dishes versus both LSU in Athens and vs. Missouri in the SEC Tournament) and No. 6 (12 against Florida A&M).
Wheeler came out of the game with 16:07 left in the first half. He came out of the game after colliding into a screen at halfcourt set by LSU center Efton Reid III.
LSU led Kentucky 8-3 at the point Wheeler suffered the injury. He had one rebound and one assist in four minutes prior to coming out of the game.