On Wednesday, the Iowa Hawkeyes got some exciting news as guard Joe Wieskamp announced he would forego the 2019 NBA Draft and return for his sophomore season with the program. This is huge news as many project Wieskamp to be one of the team’s top contributors next season.
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.
This is, obviously, big news for the team as Wieskamp started all 35 games for the Hawkeyes and averaged 27.7 minutes per game—good for third in the Iowa lineup.
Next season should be an exciting one in Iowa City and Wieskamp will certainly be a big part of that.