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Vipers Add Phillip Wheeler and Jordan Tucker to Roster

January 25, 2022 - NBA G League (G League) - Rio Grande Valley Vipers News Release

EDINBURG, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley Vipers announced today that the team has added Forward Phillip Wheeler and Small Forward Jordan Tucker to the active roster for tonight's game against the Santa Cruz Warriors.

During the 2021-22 season Wheeler (6-8, 180) played in four games with the Mexico City Capitanes. In 2020-21 he appeared in 40 games oversees with both Gimnasia Indalo of the Argentinian Liga A and Atleticos de San German of the Puerto Rican Baloncesto Superior Nacional. He averaged 8.2 points and 2.9 rebounds.

Wheeler's career oversees began in 2019-20 as he played with both Atleticos de San German and in the Stella Azzurra U18 Munich league. He played in 16 games in which he averaged 9.1 points and 3.4 rebounds. The 19-year old earned a Bronze medal at the 2018 U17 World Cup Tournament with the Puerto Rico National team.

Tucker (6-7, 220) averaged 3.9 points and 3.0 rebounds in nine games with the Windy City Bulls from 2021-22. From 2019-20 the Small Forward played at the NCAA level with the Butler Bulldogs. He appeared in 30 games averaging 8.9 points and 3.8 rebounds.

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