Blake Wheeler of Breck Highschool, Minnesota.

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  1. DanStewart

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    RW Blake Wheeler Rated 46 North American CSS

    Does anyone have some info on this kid? I hear he is 6'4" 215 lbs and a mean PF SOB on some sites and then on others he is 6'-2" 185 lbs kid with some skill. Please give me info and preferablly a source as well.
     
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    He's big. 6-5 or so.

    He's also declared for the draft, which, along with a strong performance in the Minnesota HS tourney, should send his stock shooting up...
     
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    A guy I know who played for Breck said he is huge and plays that way. He is choosing between BC and Minnesota.
     
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    I play high school in Wisconsin.... I played against Brock over the summer.

    THe book on him is correct, he's massive, and just dominates the high school game..... He has alot of upside, he has some sick skills to. Although he was a ***** in the lockeroom. His slap shot is the hardest i've ever faced.
     
  6. Any chance Wheeler could sneak into the late first round?

    After all, after the first 18-20 picks..it is a crap shoot.
     
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    There definitely is a chance. All it takes is one team to love him. Frankly I wouldn't be surprised at all, Wheeler was rated somewhere around a late 2nd round pick before all of this hype following his explosive tournament showing. Keep in mind also that 6 or 7 college kids ahead of him are likely to opt out, so in my eyes he is a sure-fire 2nd round pick, with the possibility to be a late first.
     
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    I agree. Look no further than the example of Brian Boyle last year, and Mike Morris a couple years back. If a team feels a high school player has enough upside, than there's a chance he could be drafted in the first or second round. Wheeler seems to be generating some buzz, and in a draft year which has some top tier talent that drops off a bit, he could be a wild card.
     
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