Following a historic night Tuesday, Georgia basketball guard Sahvir Wheeler is only five assists away from breaking the school record for assists in a season.
The single-season record is currently held by Pertha Robinson, who registered 169 assists during the 1994-95 season. Robinson shattered the previous mark of 152 set by Donald Hartry in the 1985-86 season. Wheeler was actually tied with Hartry entering Tuesday's game against LSU.
What's most impressive is that Robinson needed 27 games to record his 169 assists. Georgia has only played 23 this year and Wheeler has 165.
Wheeler is also on track to break Rashad Wright's school record for assists in a career. Wright recorded 493 across his four years in Athens. The closest player in Georgia's record book is Sundiata Gaines who finished his Georgia career with 476 assists.
Through 54 games, Wheeler has 304 assists, placing him at No. 16 in Georgia's record book. He's also only the 16th player in school history with 300 career assists. Wheeler is by far the fastest player to reach the 300 mark. No other Bulldog reached that total before the end of their sophomore year.
With just 21 assists, Wheeler will pass Shandon Anderson for No. 15 on the career assists list. With 31, he will pass Willie Anderson.
Those totals are easily obtainable for Wheeler this season. Georgia still has one regular-season game, the SEC Tournament and likely the NIT Tournament ahead. Wheeler is averaging 7.17 assists per game. If that average holds, it will also be a Georgia season record.
Wheeler is coming off a legendary performance against LSU. He recorded the first triple-double in school history, scoring 14 points while adding 13 assists and 11 rebounds. His effort led the Bulldogs a 91-78 upset victory over the Tigers, which entered the game tied at No. 2 in the SEC standings.
With the season Wheeler has had, there's no doubt he'll break the record in Georgia's next game. The Bulldogs host South Carolina this Saturday.