CINCINNATI (WKRC) - In a move that comes as no surprise University of Kentucky point guard Sahvir Wheeler has entered the transfer portal, according to multiple reports.
The 5-foot-10 Wheeler started 13 of the first 15 games this season, was then moved into a reserve role for four games before starting again in a win at Mississippi on Jan. 31. He was then moved back into a substitute role for the Feb. 4 home win over Florida, but then didn't play the rest of the season.
He suffered an ankle injury in that game and then had a separate undisclosed minor medical procedure on the day of UK's last home game that caused him to not even attend Senior Night ceremonies.
Wheeler wound up averaging 7.7 points and 5.6 assists in 21 games.
After transferring from Georgia after the 2020-21 season, Wheeler started 29 of 30 games he played in 2021-22 for a UK team that earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament. He averaged 10.1 points and 6.9 assists.
UK head coach John Calipari is bringing in a standout recruiting class that includes elite playmaking guards D.J. Wagner and Robert Dillingham.
Wheeler will have one year of eligibility wherever he transfer.