Joe Wieskamp is Iowa’s 2018 Mr. Basketball

Story by Levi Thompson

Altoona, IA –  Iowa Hawkeye signee Joe Wieskamp of Muscatine was named Mr. Basketball by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association Tuesday. Wieskamp averaged 33.5 points and 13.5 rebounds and lead the Muskies to their first state tournament appearance in 16 years, where they lost to Iowa City West.

Wieskamp is the 71st ranked player in the 2018 class by ESPN. He finished his career with an Iowa Class 4A-record 2,376 points, sixth on the all-time scoring list.

Wieskamp joins the ranks of Fred Hoiberg, Jess Settles, Raef Lafrentz, Nick Collison, Kirk Hinrich, Matt Gatens, Harrison Barnes, Marcus Paige and future teammate Jordan Bohannon to be Mr. Basketball in Iowa.

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