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Jamari Wheeler

Guard

Player profile

  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 170
  • Year Grad.
  • Hometown Live Oak, Fla.
  • H.S./Last School The Rock School / Penn State

Prior to Ohio State

  • Played in all 127 games over four seasons at Penn State, averaged 3.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists
  • Has not missed a game in his career
  • Was one of the top defensive players in the league over the last two seasons
  • Big Ten All-Defensive Team (2020, 2021)
  • Led the Big Ten in steals per game in 2019-20 and 2020-21
  • His 191 career steals rank sixth-all time in Penn State basketball history
  • Has a career assist-to-turnover ratio of nearly 2-to-1
  • Averaged 6.8 ppg last season and scored 10 or more in each of the two games at the Big Ten Tournament, including a career-high 19 vs. Nebraska in the opening round
  • Graduated from Penn State with a degree in rehabilitation and human services