Tyson Wheeler

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Tyson Wheeler
Fairfield Stags
Position Assistant coach
League Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Personal information
Born (1975-10-08) October 8, 1975 (age 41)
New Britain, Connecticut
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Listed weight 165 lb (75 kg)
Career information
High school New London (New London, Connecticut)
College Rhode Island (1994–1998)
NBA draft 1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall
Selected by the Toronto Raptors
Playing career 1998–2008
Position Point guard
Number 5
Coaching career 2010–present
Career history
As player:
1998–1999 Fenerbahçe (Turkey)
1999 Denver Nuggets
1999–2000 Quad City Thunder (CBA)
2000–2001 Los Angeles Stars (ABA)
2001 Metropolitanos de Mauricio Baez (Dominican Republic)
2001–2002 Bnei HaSharon (Israel)
2002 Southern California Surf (ABA)
2002–2003 Yakima Sun Kings (CBA)
2003 Great Lakes Storm (CBA)
2003–2004 Pallacanestro Cantù (Italy)
2004–2005 Teramo Basket (Italy)
2005–2006 BCM Gravelines (France)
2006–2007 Le Mans Sarthe (France)
2007 Benfica (Portugal)
2007–2008 APOEL (Cyprus)
2008 CSU Asesoft Ploiești (Romania)
As coach:
2010–present Fairfield University (asst.)

Tyson Aaron Wheeler (born October 8, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player and a current assistant coach at Fairfield University. 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.

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