Updated on 6/25/22. Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.
Country: USA/Puerto Rico
Professional Team: Piratas de Quebradillas
Classification: Non-College Draft Prospect
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Adequate low post scorer
Decent rebounder for his size
Needs to improve his shooting
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Can struggle to score in traffic
Not an elite ball handler
Not an elite rebounder
Can struggle to guard quicker players
Needs to add strength
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 borderline second round candidate for the 2022 draft.
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