Fran McCaffery explains plan for Iowa's Joe Wieskamp as he mulls NBA Draft decision
Joe Wieskamp has been a key piece of Iowa’s success over the last three seasons. And after a couple of big seasons with the Hawkeyes, he’s keeping all his options open.
Wieskamp has declared for the NBA Draft while maintaining his college eligibility. His goal is to receive as much feedback as possible while testing the draft waters before making a final decision on his future. Head coach Fran McCaffery doesn’t want to rush that process.
“You want him to have the best information he can have,” McCaffery told reporters on Wednesday. “He needs to take whatever time he needs to make his decision.”
Fran McCaffery and Joe Wieskamp met with NBA personnel, says Wieskamp's name is in to test the process. Next phase is getting the best and most info as possible. Expects Joe to get a ton of invites to try out, interview, etc. "He needs to take whatever time he needs."
— Chad Leistikow (@ChadLeistikow) April 14, 2021
Fran McCaffery mentions that he and Joe talked with NBA personnel yesterday. Joe's name is in, per Fran McCaffery.
"You want him to have the best information he can have."
"He's got time to make his decision and he needs."
— David Eickholt (@DavidEickholt) April 14, 2021
Last season, Wieskamp was the second-leading scorer for the Hawkeyes, behind National Player of the Year Luka Garza. Wieskamp averaged 14.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per game while also dishing out just under 2 assists per contest.
Wieskamp, a junior, has averaged double-digits in the scoring category every season and has averaged over 6 rebounds per game each of the last two years. The 6-foot-6 junior also shot 49.1% from the floor and 46.2% from long range during the 2020-21 season.
Wieskamp will be an interesting prospect for the NBA Draft, as he’s been able to do it all in the college game. He’ll have plenty of time to make his final decision on his future, as well.