Phillip Wheeler

Created on 1/9/22.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 185
Country: USA/Puerto Rico
Professional Team: Ciudad De México
Classification: International ‘02
Birthdate: 4/23/2002

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent low post scorer
Adequate playmaker
Adequate rebounder for his size
Above average athlete
Solid motor

Cons:

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

Summary:

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.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBAGLeague Profile
ID Prospects’ Page
Ciudad De México/Mexico City Capitanes’ Wikipedia Page

Games Scouted:
1/7/22 Ciudad De México vs. G-League Ignite

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