Multiple sources released Thursday that the Iowa Hawkeye guard Joe Wieskamp will test the waters of the NBA Draft and schedule workouts with professional teams without hiring a professional agent.
With Wieskamp only searching for feedback from NBA teams without hiring an agent, he would still be eligible to return to Iowa next year for his Sophomore season with the Hawkeyes.
Iowa has already suffered a significant loss in Tyler Cook to the NBA Draft and Weiskamp could join soon enough if he gets the feedback he is looking for.
This is big news for the Hawkeyes as the program didn’t highly anticipate Cook’s return, but Wieskamp is seen as a detrimental piece of the puzzle next season as Iowa tries to build off this season’s NCAA Tournament appearance.
During his career with Iowa so far, Wieskamp played in a total of 35 games in his first year as a Hawkeye, including some key NCAA Tournament games last month. Moreover, he averaged an impressive 11.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game during last season. His basketball IQ and ability to score at a young age sets him apart as he scored 388 points in his freshman season, ranked seventh best for a single season of an Iowa freshman in program history.
If Wieskamp does declare for the draft, it could prove to be another significant loss for Iowa. Wieskamp started all 35 games for the Hawkeyes and averaged 27.7 minutes per game—good for third in the Iowa lineup.
There’s no telling what Wieskamp will find out or end up doing, but BTPowerhouse will keep you posted as the NBA Draft draws nearer.