PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Kelly Wells has wrapped up this year’s recruiting class with a transfer whose former coach is well-familiar with Pikeville College.
Dwayne Wheeler will join the Bears after playing one season at the University of Charleston for Greg White.
White coached the Bears for five seasons in the late 1980s, where he coached both Todd May, a first-team All-American, and Donnie Jones, who led the nation in assists and is now an NCAA Div. I basketball coach at the University of Central Florida.
At the NCAA Div. II school, Wheeler, a 6-1 guard, started 10 games as a freshman and averaged 2.8 points, 1.7 assist and 1.3 rebounds per game.
“Dwayne is the final piece to our recruiting puzzle for the 2010-11 season,” said Wells. “We are thrilled to add Dwayne to the PC family. He is a proven winner and an explosive athlete.
“He will be able to play both guard positions and will have three years remaining to play at PC. Dwayne’s skill set is very impressive on the offensive and defensive areas of the game. He is an excellent fit to our style of play and team.”
Wheeler played at Princeton Day Academy in Lanham, Md., where he averaged 17.1 points and nine assists per game. At Baltimore’s Mount Carmel High School, he averaged 15 points, six rebounds and four assists while helping the team compile a 25-3 record.
The Bears are scheduled to open the 2010-11 season on Oct. 29 in the East Kentucky Expo Center against Temple Baptist College. They then visit the University of Kentucky on Nov. 1.