The Iowa Hawkeyes built their success the past few seasons with a lot of in-state players. Stars such as Jarrod Uthoff, Peter Jok, and Adam Woodbury all came from within the state borders. Now in 2018 it looks like the Hawkeyes might have another coming their way with Joe Wieskamp.
At the NY2LA Swish N Dish, the unofficial start of AAU in the Midwest, Wieskamp was absolutely tremendous as his Iowa Barnstormers team got a win over the Ramey Jets. A year ago Wieskamp got his Iowa offer and it didn’t take much time for him to commit.
At the time he was about 6-foot-4, but now he has grown at least another inch, maybe two, and is more assertive than he was despite playing against bigger and more athletic competition than he did last spring and summer.
What was most impressive about Wieskamp is he had a dominant game without shooting the ball very well. While he isn’t a guy who is a total dead eye shooter, he has proven to be a good shooter from the wing and he was just average by his standards in this game.
Wieskamp however was dynamic going to the rim, rebounded the ball well, and was very active on the defensive end of the floor.
By showing he can get things done without having a great shooting game against quality competition is a very good sign for the four-star prospect.
Iowa has a great start to their 2018 in Wieskamp, and he could be the next in-state player to put the Hawkeyes on his back and keep them near the top of the Big Ten standings.