Class of 2018 four-star prospect Joey Hauser is making his first appearance on a shoe sponsored team this spring, and so far the returns have been exceedingly positive. Hauser has been one of the best players in his class playing with the Iowa Barnstormers, and he continues to be one of the better prospects in the Midwest.
“I have been playing really well lately,” said Hauser. “This is my first year with the Barnstormers and I really like it. We play well together as a team and it has been a lot of fun.”
He continued, “I am trying to be a better ball handler and become more versatile and a better shooter, while also continuing to work on my post game.”
When it comes to his recruitment there is no shortage of interest in Hauser.
“I just received an offer from Iowa,” noted Hauser. “I am also hearing from Indiana, Nebraska, Ohio State, Wisconsin offered, Marquette has offered, Minnesota, and that is pretty much it.”
Hauser’s older brother, Sam Hauser, is set to enroll at Marquette this summer, and Joey says he has already built a strong relationship with the program.
“I have built a really good relationship with Coach Wojo and the staff,” explained Hauser of Marquette. “I know they have a great program, and I think it could be a great fit to play with my brother.”
The other in-state program, Wisconsin, has also really turned up the heat on Hauser.
“I spoke with Coach (Greg) Gard not too long ago, and he talked about how getting in-state guys is really important,” said Hauser. “They have a great program, and he just tells me to keep working.”
The most recent school to offer was Iowa, and Hauser is already teammates with 2018 Hawkeye commitment Joe Wieskamp, and is intrigued by the school.
“It is obviously a great program that is almost always in the top 25,” said Hauser of Iowa. “Coach (Fran) McCaffery told me he really likes me and how I play, and that I would be a good fit in his program.”
At the moment Hauser is just figuring out as much as he can about all the programs recruiting him, and has an idea of what he will be looking for in a school when the time does come to make a decision.
“I am looking for a place where I will win first and foremost,” said Hauser. “Also I want to go to a place with a great coaching staff and great guys on the team.”