AS A JUNIOR IN 2010-11: Played in 24 games off the bench in his third season as a Triton, averaging 2.4 points and 0.9 rebounds per night... Converted 3-of-4 from the field and finished with 11 points in UCSD's 77-59 win over Simon Fraser on November 27... Scored a career-high 14 points on 3-of-4 shooting in a losing effort at San Francisco State on December 4... Was a perfect 8-for-8 at the free throw line and also hauled in three rebounds against the Gators.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009-10: Appeared in all 25 games, making one start on the year... Scored a season-high six points in the Tritons' CCAA opener against Cal State San Bernardino on December 4 and then again in UCSD's double overtime win over San Francisco State January 16... Finished with four points and a career-high five rebounds in a losing effort against Cal State Monterey Bay on January 14.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008-09: Made 10 appearances as a rookie for UCSD, playing a total of 72 minutes... Hit 8-of-19 shots from the field, 42.1%... Scored a season-high 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting in the win over Notre Dame de Namur November 28... Hauled in four boards against Sonoma State December 6.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Analy High School in Sebastopol Calif., where he was an all-league and All-Empire Honorable Mention selection... Guided the team to the North Coast Section playoffs in back-to-back years... Named team captain as a senior... Competed with the Bay Area Hoosiers AAU team.
PERSONAL: Born December 20, 1989 in Newport Beach, Calif.... Parents are David and Linda Wheeler... Has an older brother named Chris and an older sister named Katie... His dad played football at the University of Redlands and his brother was a four-year letterwinner on the crew team at UC Davis... Cinderella Man is his favorite movie… Loves country music… Lists his father and his brother as his greatest influences… Hobbies include camping, hiking, fishing and skiing… Is an Economics major in Roosevelt College... After graduating, he plans to work in ministry and impact college campuses in San Diego through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Points: 14, at San Francisco State 12/4/10
Field Goals Made: 4, at Notre Dame de Namur 11/28/08
Field Goals Attempted: 7, vs. Academy of Art 12/20/08
Free Throws Made: 8, at San Francisco State 12/4/10
Free Throws Attempted: 8, two times, most recently at San Francisco State 12/4/10
Rebounds: 5, Cal State Monterey Bay 1/14/10
Assists: 1, multiple times, most recently at Cal State East Bay 1/3/11
Steals: 1, multiple times, most recently vs. Cal State San Bernardino 1/20/11
Blocked Shots: 2, two times, most recently vs. Dixie State 11/13/10