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Report: Louisville Forward/Center Roosevelt Wheeler Enters Transfer Portal

The sophomore big man is the fifth Cardinal to enter the portal since the end of the season.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The 2023-24 roster for the Louisville men's basketball program continues to take shape.

Sophomore forward/center Roosevelt Wheeler has entered his name into the transfer portal, according to Stockrisers’ Jake Weingarten. He will have two years of eligibility at his next stop.

Wheeler is the fifth player to enter the portal for the Cardinals following the end of their season last Tuesday. He joins forward freshman Kamari Lands, freshman forward Devin Ree, freshman guard Fabio Basili and senior forward Sydney Curry.

The 6-foot-11, 240-pound big man played in 25 of Louisville's 32 games this season, but saw minimum on-court action. He averaged only 8.8 minutes per game, tallying just 1.2 points and 2.0 rebounds. Of Louisville's 12 scholarship players, he had the second-lowest scoring average, only ahead of Ree's 0.9 points per game.

The Richmond, Va. native joined Louisville as part of their 2021 recruiting class, and as the No. 79 player in the nation according to 247Sports, was the Cardinals' highest-ranked commitment in the cycle. During his true freshman campaign last season, he averaged 1.6 points and 1.7 rebounds in 21 games off the bench.

In 46 total games played for the Cardinals across his two seasons at Louisville, Wheeler notched just 63 points and 85 rebounds.

Wheeler's entry into the transfer portal is just the latest roster management domino to fall for Louisville since the end of their 4-28 campaign. On top of the five portal defections, the Cardinals landed five-star 2023 center Dennis Evans this past Sunday and former Illinois guard Skyy Clark on Thursday. UofL is also seen as the presumptive leader for 2024 five-star wing Trentyn Flowers, who is set to commit this later today - and could potentially reclassify to 2023.

(Photo of Roosevelt Wheeler: Nick King - Lansing State Journal / USA TODAY NETWORK)

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