MU's Wheeler Named CUSA Freshman Of The Week

Published: Nov. 11, 2019 at 5:36 PM EST
Email this link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

Marshall women’s basketball freshman guard Savannah Wheeler was named Conference USA Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

“Savannah had a great opening week,” Herd head coach Tony Kemper said. “She has great natural ability and instincts for the game and continues to focus on growing as a player to help our team win. She will only get better from here.”

The Catlettsburg, Ky., native got her Marshall career off to a great start combining for 37 points on 72.2 percent (13-of-18) shooting from the field and 70.0 percent (7-of-10) from three. Wheeler got it rolling with 18 points in her very first game against Kentucky Christian. She shot 6-of-9 (66.7 percent) from the floor, 2-of-3 from three-point range and was a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line. Twice in the contest she drove the lane, got the bucket and the foul, and completed the three-point play hitting the free throw. She also added four steals, three assists and two rebounds.

Against Norfolk State, Wheeler scored 19 points on 7-of-9 (77.8 percent) shooting from the field and 5-of-7 (71.4 percent) from three. The 2019 Miss Kentucky Basketball winner hit two big three-pointers down the stretch in the fourth quarter that helped hold off a comeback attempt from the Spartans. Wheeler also grabbed three rebounds in the victory. Marshall began the season 2-0.

The Herd returns to the court on Wednesday, Nov. 13, with its first road game of the season. Marshall travels to Athens, Ohio to take on the regional-rival Ohio Bobcats. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. The Herd comes back to the Cam Henderson Center on Nov. 19 and 21 as Coppin State and Morgan State visit Huntington.

Latest News

Latest News