Polk County senior Jamal Wheeler has committed to play basketball for Catawba Valley Community College.
Wheeler was named the Western Highlands Conference Player of the Year this past season after averaging an area-high 21.4 points a game to go along with 4.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.1 steals per night.
He was named to the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association all-district, Citizen-Times All-WNC and Blue-White All-Star teams.
Wheler could easily classify as one of the top multi-sport athletes that Polk County has ever produced.
He was the 2015 WHC football athlete of the year. Wheeler completed his career with 14 school records as a quarterback/special teams player. He set an NCHSAA mark for career kickoff returns (eight) with four of those occurring last fall.