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Wheeler Joins Men’s Basketball

Wheeler Joins Men’s Basketball

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE men's basketball Head Coach Jon Harris has announced the addition of Connor Wheeler (Carbondale, Illinois) to the men's basketball roster.

Wheeler, a 6-foot, 2-inch, 180-pound guard, comes to SIUE from John A. Logan Community College. He spent two separate seasons with the Volunteers. 

"We are thrilled to have Connor join our program," Harris said. "He plays the game with poise and he understands what it means to run a team."

As a freshman during the 2012-2013 season at John A. Logan, Wheeler averaged 8.6 points per game in 29 games. He led the team with 4.4 assists per game and grabbed 2.8 rebounds per contest. As a sophomore last season, Wheeler played in 34 games, averaging 5.2 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. He again led the team in assists with 3.3 per game.

"Connor is a capable scorer, but he maintains his ability to get the ball where it needs to go," Harris added.

A two-time All-State selection, three-time All-South choice, and a three-time All-Conference pick, Wheeler played three seasons at Carbondale High School before moving to DuQuoin High School as a senior. He scored 1,534 points in his high school career. He started all 118 games during that time.

Wheeler's Father Wendell was the longtime head basketball coach at DuQuoin High School and is the school's all-time winningest coach. His mother Kim (Davis) graduated from SIUE and played one season of softball for the Cougars in 1987. She is now the head softball coach at Carbondale High School. Sister Macie is a sophomore at Saint Louis and a member of the Billiken softball team.


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