Created on 1/9/22. Written by Alan Lu.
Country: USA/Puerto Rico
Professional Team: Ciudad De México
Classification: International ‘02
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent low post scorer
Adequate rebounder for his size
Above average athlete
Needs to improve his shooting
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Needs to improve his face-up game
Not an elite ball handler
Not an elite rebounder
Can struggle to guard quicker players
Phillip Wheeler is a strong, mobile high-motor combo forward that plays in the NBA G-League for Ciudad De México. He played well in a January 7th game, as he scored 16 points and had 9 rebounds in his team’s win over the G-League Ignite. He’s an energetic player that thrives at making hustle plays, but he will need to improve his outside shot. Currently, he projects to be a second round prospect whenever he decides to enter the NBA Draft.
1/7/22 Ciudad De México vs. G-League Ignite
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