Spent the year as a redshirt and will have four seasons of eligiblity, beginning for the 2018-19 season.
• A 3-star recruit from Brewster Academy, Wheeler committed to Purdue on Oct. 17.
• Moved into the Rivals Top 150 after a solid senior year at Brewster.
• Took one official visit during the fall -- to Purdue. Northwestern, Michigan, Arkansas and Creighton were trying to get Wheeler in for official visits before he committed.
• Turned down offers from Pittsburgh, Providence, Rhode Island, Temple and Seton Hall.
• Has great size, length and athleticism on the wing. Has a lot of tools to be a very good player in the Big Ten Conference.
• Called an "undeniable talent with still untapped potential. He's capable of making plays in the open floor, gets well above the rim with ease, covers the court gracefully and is a consistent threat from the 3-point line". -- New England Recruiting Report.
• "Has tremendous length and quickness and can guard a couple different positions at our level," Brewster head coach Jason Smith said.
• Owns a 7-foot wingspan.
• As a junior was named third-team All-NEPSAC AA, one of the best prep leagues in America.
• Brewster Academy has won four national championships in the last six years.
• Played AAU basketball for Mass Rivals on the Adidas Gauntlet series and was part of a team that won the Adidas Championship this summer.
• Father, William Jr., played basketball at Manhattan College in the late-80s.
• Son of William Jr., and Michelle Wheeler.
• Born Sept. 24, 1998, in Stamford, Connecticut.