2020 Player Review: Erica Wheeler

Erica Wheeler

Height: 5-7

Position: Guard

Age: 29

Years Pro: 5

College: Rutgers

Acquired: Signed by Indiana, via free agency (Feb. 8, 2016)

Overview: Erica Wheeler captivated the national audience during the 2019 season. After becoming the first undrafted player to win All-Star Game MVP and starting every game during the 2019 season for the Fever, Wheeler was positioned to lead the team in 2020. Wheeler unfortunately remained in the WNBA Medical Protocol for the entirety of the 2020 season and never joined the Fever in Bradenton, Florida.

“It was definitely a growing season for me,” Wheeler mentioned to Pat Boylan earlier in the offseason about not being able to join the Fever. Wheeler arrived in Turkey on September 21 to begin her season with Izmit Belediyespor and she was medically cleared to resume practice prior to leaving for Turkey.

“It was like Christmas when I found out and I’m ready for this journey now,” Wheeler added about receiving the news she was medically cleared.