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Justin Wheeler

Player Profile


Lakewood, Calif.

High School:

Last College:
Golden West CC

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 205




Career Stats

2008: Started all but one game in his first season with the program ... versatile player who started 35 games in left field, six at third base, three in right field, three at second base and four at designated hitter ... batted .305 with 57 hits, 11 doubles, seven home runs and 33 RBIs ... scored 42 runs and notched 89 total bases ... finished second on the team with 29 walks ... struck out 27 times ... hit .366 with four doubles, three home runs and 17 RBIs in road contests ... batted .322 with five doubles, four homers and 15 RBIs during OVC play ... finished third on the team with 19 multi-hit games ... notched eight multi-RBI performances ... set career-bests with three hits vs. Lyon (3/10), Austin Peay (4/26) and at Morehead State (5/16) ... went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs at Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/23) ... also homered and tied a career-high with three RBIs at Memphis (3/15) ... drew a career-best three walks at Memphis (3/14) ... homered in both games of the doubleheader vs. Samford (4/19), including a game-tying shot in the bottom of the ninth inning of the nightcap ... made a sensational leaping catch on the warning track, taking away extra bases in the OVC semi-final victory vs. Jacksonville State (5/24).

Golden West CC: All-conference and Orange Empire first team after batting .381 with 17 doubles, two triples and 41 RBIs in 2007 ... led the team with eight home runs ... 74 hits ... 11 walks ... .613 slugging percentage ... .421 on base percentage ... six stolen bases ... three outfield assists ... coached by Bert Villarreal.

Prep: All-league for three years at Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Calif. ... coached by Walter "Spud" O'Neil ... all-league quarterback for three years on the football team ... Odyssey Honor Program.

Personal: Born 1-19-87 ... son of Marvin and Lisa Wheeler ... majoring in Criminal Justice ... enjoys fishing and hunting ... favorite athlete is Brett Favre ... favorite rapper is Lil' Wayne ... also recruited by Long Beach State and Loyola Marymount.

Wheeler launches a game-tying home run in the final inning vs. Samford on April 19, 2008.


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