Phillip Wheeler is getting closer to receiving an important call.
The young forward with Puerto Rican roots has begun to capture the attention of various NBA organizations, while watching action with the Atléticos de San Germán in the National Superior Basketball (BSN).
Wheeler attended an invitational training session for the Houston Rockets – held last Friday and Saturday – with a view to incorporating him into the affiliate team, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, or later inviting him to camp with other prospects.
The 19-year-old canastero has also raised the interest of the Philadelphia Sixers, the New York Knicks and the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to his agent, Rafael Otero, a THE SPOKESMAN.
“Everyone looks at Phillip as a future NBA,” said the also tournament director of the Women’s National Superior Basketball (BSNF).
Otero commented, however, that the first step is to enter the NBA G-League. “The first concrete invitation was from Houston and we took it. He was in training for a group of invited players. It went well for him, ”he said.
Otero said that the rest of the organizations interested in Wheeler could soon invite him to training with international players, NBA prospects and strong candidates in the rookie draft.
This season, Wheeler is averaging 9.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 17 minutes per game with the Athletics.
Wheeler arrived on the island yesterday to rejoin the Athletics.
San Germán will face the champions Vaqueros de Bayamón starting at 8:00 pm today, at the Rubén Rodríguez Coliseum, in the City of Chicharrón.
For the agent of the Sangermeño team, Pedro Ortiz, any invitation that reaches the Puerto Rican prospect will be important for his development.
“Hopefully it is given. The G-League season ends on time and allows him to be at BSN for the next season. He is a future star for the national team, ”said Ortiz.
San Germán is in the last position of Section A and with no options to advance to the postseason after accumulating a 6-19 record.