10 - Joe Wieskamp

6-7, 205 Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Iowa Junior
Birthday
08/23/99 (22 yrs)
Hometown
Muscatine, IA
High School
Muscatine
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
8
Size
9
Defense
8
Strength
7
Quickness
8
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
6
Potential
7
Passing
6
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Maxi Kleber

Strengths: Wieskamp, a former homegrown blue chip prospect for the Hawkeyes, is a high level three-point shooter … The former four-star hit 46.2% of his threes on 158 attempts … He blends efficiency with his scorer better than most shooters, with a 60.2% effective field goal percentage above star teammate Luka Garza, with more attempts further from the basket … To pair with the percentage, Wieskamp has a beautiful stroke, a quick release, and can hit shots off the dribble or via an assist … The junior shooting guard is comfortable off screens, as he can square his body well to the hoop, and shoots well through contests…He has deep range … Wieskamp also isn’t a one dimensional offensive threat, as he can attack the rim, has a nice handle, and converted 60% of his shot attempts at the rim … .Also a good rebounder, pulling in over five defensive rebounds and one offensive rebound a game … Clearly has NBA range, and can use his athleticism and quickness to continue being a multi-level scorer at the next level … Wieskamp is also a sturdy defender, as his 6’7, 205 pound frame and 6’11 wingspan allows him to guard multiple positions in the NBA … He is always alert defensively, and rarely gives up uncontested or easy looks … Showcased his athleticism at the NBA combine, tying for fifth among all participants with a 42 inch max vertical leap … Also placed fourth with a 10.7 second lane agility time, and tied third among forwards with a 3.04 three-quarter sprint … This impressive display of athleticism only builds the case for Wieskamp as not only a tremendous shooter, but also a great all-around player and athlete …

Weaknesses: There is no question that Wieskamp is one of the best three-point shooters in the class, but he has struggled to hit jumpers from inside the arch … He hit just 38.5% of his two-point jumpers, and only 68% of his free throws this season … While his outstanding from and other stats back up the type of offensive contributor he can be, those rapid declines compared to other areas of the court are concerning .. .He is also not a strong passer, averaging less than two assists per game every year of his career … Despite his handle, size and athleticism, Wieskamp will likely never be an initiator for others … While not his fault, Wieskamp was never the main focus of attention from other teams due to Garza’s offensive capabilities … He will not be the focus of defenses in the NBA either, but he did not have to play through double teams or created schemes to slow him down while in college …

Notes: Measured: 6’5.75” barefoot, 6’7.25” in shoes, 8’7.0” standing reach, 204.8 lbs, 6’11.0” wingspan at the 2021 NBA Draft Combine … Wieskamp started every game for Iowa over his three seasons. Was a final five finalist for the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award. Was a second team All-Big ten selection from both coaches and media. Was the only player in the country to score more than 400 points, collect more than 200 rebounds, his more than 70 three-pointers and grab more than 25 steals.

Michael Hopp 7/8/21

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