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Marcus Wheeler

Position 1B
Weight 230 lbs.
Class Senior
Height 6'1''
Hometown Phoenix, Ariz.
High School Thunderbird
B/T Sr./3L

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • Three-time Athletic Director’s and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

2016, Junior season
Appeared in 42 games and made 25 starts … Batted .247 on the year (23-for-93) … Made season debut with start against Northern Colorado (2/22) … Posted a perfect 3-for-3 effort against Utah (2/29), driving in a run … Scored first run of the season vs. BYU (3/3) … Tied career-high three hits vs. West Virginia (3/26) … Tied season-high two RBIs vs. Benedictine (3/30).

2015, Sophomore season
2015 Spring Athletic Director’s and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll … Started in 10 games and appeared in 23 for the Jayhawks … Ended the season with a .278 batting average (10-for-36) with two home runs and seven RBIs … Hit his first-career homer, a two-run shot, in a ninth-inning pinch-hit appearance against Utah (3/8) … Registered a career-high two walks against Iowa (3/22) … Batted 2-for-3 with three RBIs, including one double and one run scored, at West Virginia (4/25) … Hit his second-career home run at West Virginia (4/25).

2014, Redshirt season
Missed the 2014 season with an injury.

2013, Freshman season
Started seven and appeared in 16 games for the Jayhawks … Finished the season with a .267 batting average (8-for-30), five RBIs and three doubles … Went 2-for-3 with a double and a RBI in the first game of a doubleheader with Eastern Michigan (3/2) … Recorded two hits, including a double and a RBI, against Missouri Valley (4/11) … Went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs against Baker (5/1).

Thunderbird HS
Lettered for head coach Seth Melton … A three-time all-state selection by the Arizona Republic … Honored twice by the Arizona Baseball Coaches Association … Selected First Team All-Black Canyon Region as a sophomore … A preseason Under Armour All-American as a senior … As a junior, batted .554 with 16 doubles, 10 homers and 50 RBIs … Also hit .485 as a sophomore and .337 as a freshman … Lettered four years in basketball … A two-time Offensive Player of the Year in the Black Canyon Region and four-time honorable mention all-state in basketball.

Born in Phoenix, Arizona … Son of Chester Hayes and Sherri Wheeler … Has a younger sister, Jazmyn … Father, Chester, and mother, Sherri, both played basketball at Grand Canyon University … Majoring in sport management.