When Sahvir Wheeler announced he was coming to Kentucky, we knew that he led the SEC in assists per game for the Georgia Bulldogs, and the notorious line that came paired with that stat was, "It was at Georgia though." Many downplayed his success, and said that Kentucky would be a totally different level (respectfully so) and that he wouldn't be able to get that many as a Wildcat. Well, they were wrong. Every one of them.
Through just three games, Sahvir Wheeler is sitting at 30 total assists. 10 against Duke, 12 against Robert Morris and 8 against Mount. Saint Mary's.
"The platform that Kentucky has, the stage that if you're excelling and you're competing at a high level, and you're you're being productive, that puts you in a different atmosphere, a different environment than anywhere else," said Sahvir Wheeler back in May.
One of the most underrated stats through his three games as a Wildcat outside of his assists, is his turnover margin. Outside of his 7 turnovers in game one against Duke, he has an assist-turnover ratio of 20:1. Mind boggling when you realize that he's played a total of 52 minutes during that stretch.
Game 1: 16 points, 3 rebounds, 10 assists, 1 steal, 7 turnovers, 38 minutes
Game 2: 5 points, 1 rebounds, 12 assists, 3 steals, 0 turnovers, 23 minutes
Game 3: 12 points, 1 rebound, 8 assists, 2 steals, 1 turnover, 29 minutes
The 5'9 point guard now holds the record for most assists by any Kentucky player through their first three games (30), breaking John Wall's 22 set back in 2009.
Sahvir Wheeler seems to already be challenging Kentucky greatness, just two weeks into the season