Penn State Guard Jamari Wheeler to Transfer to Ohio State

By Vincent Lungaro on March 30, 2021 at 10:06 pm
Feb 26, 2021; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions guard Jamari Wheeler (5) dribbles the ball as Purdue Boilermakers guard Eric Hunter Jr. (2) defends during the second half at Bryce Jordan Center. Purdue defeated Penn State 73-52. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports
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Jamari Wheeler is now a Buckeye.

Penn State's senior point guard announced Tuesday night on Twitter that he will be transferring to Columbus to play for Chris Holtmann and Ohio State. He will have one season of eligibility left and can play immediately thanks to the NCAA's altered transfer rules in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Wheeler was one of the Nittany Lions' key leaders this past season, earning First Team All-Big Ten Defense honors for a second straight year. In addition to his energy on the defensive end, Wheeler produced the best offensive season of his college career this season, averaging 6.8 points per game and 3.5 assists per game. 

Considered a significant weakness his first two years at Penn State, Wheeler vastly improved his 3-point shooting in his final two years (38.9 percent and 35.7 percent).

His announcement comes on the heels of leading scorer Myreon Jones' seemingly imminent departure. 

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