Wheeler said the major factor for Veal was that he wants to play in the NBA and he believes that Colorado head coach Jeff Bzdelik's NBA experience can help him develop into a pro player.
"Toby also wanted to get away from home and really enjoyed the mountain scenery of the Rockies," Wheeler told Inside the Auburn Tigers. "Assistant Coach Charles Baker did a great job of recruiting Toby. Colorado came to Savannah during the live period to visit Toby when he was injured with a stress fracture he picked up at the Vince Carter Skills Academy.
"UNLV did a wonderful job with Toby as well, but his mom didn't want him in Vegas," noted Wheeler, who added, "other heavy interest came from Florida State, LSU, Oregon State, Minnesota, Alabama and Miami."
Veal averaged 20 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots per game as a junior.