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Tyson Wheeler

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Tyson Wheeler
Fairfield Stags
PositionAssistant coach
LeagueMetro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Personal information
Born (1975-10-08) October 8, 1975 (age 43)
New Britain, Connecticut
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Listed weight165 lb (75 kg)
Career information
High schoolNew London
(New London, Connecticut)
CollegeRhode Island (1994–1998)
NBA draft1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall
Selected by the Toronto Raptors
Playing career1998–2008
PositionPoint guard
Number5
Coaching career2010–present
Career history
As player:
1998–1999Fenerbahçe
1999Denver Nuggets
1999–2000Quad City Thunder
2000–2001Los Angeles Stars
2001Metropolitanos de Mauricio Baez
2001–2002Bnei HaSharon
2002Southern California Surf
2002–2003Yakima Sun Kings
2003Great Lakes Storm
2003–2004Pallacanestro Cantù
2004–2005Teramo Basket
2005–2006BCM Gravelines
2006–2007Le Mans Sarthe
2007Benfica
2007–2008APOEL
2008CSU Asesoft Ploiești
As coach:
2010–presentFairfield (asst.)

Tyson Aaron Wheeler (born October 8, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player and a current assistant coach at Fairfield University.[1] A 5'10" (1.78 m), 165 lb (75 kg) point guard, he played four years at the University of Rhode Island Rams men's basketball team from 1994 to 1998. Along with teammate Cuttino Mobley, Wheeler led the Rams to the Elite Eight in the 1998 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.[citation needed]

Wheeler was selected with the 18th pick of the 2nd round in the 1998 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors. His NBA career consisted of one game with the Denver Nuggets in the lockout-shortened 1999 season, where he scored four points and had two assists in only three minutes of play.[2]

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