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.