Georgia Basketball: The Bulldogs Land Their Point Guard

Georgia Basketball, Tom Crean (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Georgia Basketball, Tom Crean (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

The Georgia Basketball program continues to compile it’s best recruiting class in many years. The team recently secured point guard Savir Wheeler, as the Bulldogs continue to add talent for next season.

Georgia Basketball has finally found the right coach, to place the program among the contenders in the Southeastern Conference. Coach Tom Crean heading into his second year in charge of the UGA Basketball team, recently secured his fifth significant recruit of the offseason. The quintuplet of incoming athletes, will give the Bulldogs its most anticipated class of players since Dominique Wilkins joined the Dawgs in 1979.

Savir Wheeler is the latest top 100 recruit, to join the 2019 Georgia Basketball program. He is a four star player out Houston Christian High School in Houston, Texas. Wheeler is an undersized point guard at 5’8, but he plays much bigger than his stature. He specializes in driving to the basket and setting up his teammates, but he also finishes at the rim well. Savir Wheeler isn’t a great shooter, but his three-point shot is above average. Jake Rowe of 24/7 Sports covered the Bulldogs securing the commitment of Wheeler in this article.

According to, Savir Wheeler averaged 15 points and 6.5 assists on this year’s AAU circuit. He shot 50 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from three-point range. Wheeler also played well in the Adidas Gauntlet traveling series. In 12 games, he averaged 15.2 points per game. He also dished out 7.7 assists per game. He shot 53.2 percent throw the field, 30.8 percent from downtown and 72.4 percent from the charity stripe. provides us with the stats for Savir Wheeler in the event.

The Rivals Football and Basketball Recruiting YouTube channel, gives us a glimpse of Savir Wheeler’s talent through these highlights:

Savir Wheeler will be assigned the job of distributing the basketball to the Dawgs four other 24/7 Top 100 recruits. The Georgia Bulldogs signed three four-star, 6’6 wing players to bolster the roster. Those three men are Christian Brown of the famed Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, Jaykwon Walton of Carver in Montgomery, Alabama and Toumani Camara of Chaminade-Madonna in Hollywood, Florida. Anthony Edwards a five-star shooting guard, is the marquee attraction of the 2019 recruiting class. The 6’5 guard known as “Ant Man”, is an incredible athlete out of Holy Spirit Prep here in Atlanta. He is projected to be a top three pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Sports Illustrated Draft Expert Jeremy Whoo, lists Edwards as a candidate to he drafted number one overall in this article.

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The Georgia Bulldogs 2019 recruiting class now currently ranks number seven in the nation and number two in the SEC, according to Now that the Dawgs have a top ten recruiting class and a high level NBA prospect, anticipation for the 2019-20 season is at an all time high. Keeping a star player like Anthony Edwards in state, was a huge moment for the Georgia Basketball program. Tom Creen is successfully changing the culture for Georgia Basketball. The next is to become a perennial contender. Being in the heart of a top hotbed in the nation for high school basketball, it’s only right that the Georgia Bulldogs become a power house basketball program, the same way they are a powerhouse in football. Go Dawgs!