Iowa men’s basketball goalie Joe Wieskamp keeps name in NBA draft

Wieskamp was in the Hawkeye from five in 2020-21 and declared himself for the NBA Draft in April.

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March 20, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, United States; Grand Canyon Antelope forward Oscar Frayer (4) defends against Iowa Hawkeyes guard Joe Wieskamp (10) in the first round of the 2021 NCAA tournament at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa men’s basketball goalie Joe Wieskamp officially announced on Friday that he will keep his name in the 2021 NBA Draft, ending his three-year career as Hawkeye.

Wieskamp entered the NBA Draft on April 14 but did not hire an agent at the time, retaining his eligibility to return to the Hawkeyes for his senior season.

“The Hawkeye Nation… it’s been an incredible 3 years,” Wieskamp said on Twitter Friday. “I cannot thank you enough for your support throughout my career… At this time, I would like to officially announce that I will keep my name in the 2021 NBA Draft. I will be a Hawkeye for life!

Wieskamp played for the Hawkeyes from 2018-21. Previously, Wieskamp had declared himself for the draft after his first season with Iowa, but had withdrawn his name to return to the Hawkeyes for two more seasons.

During the 2020-21 season as a member of Hawkeye’s five starters, Wieskamp averaged 14.8 points and 6.6 rebounds.

The 6-foot-6 guard shoots 49.1 percent from the field and 46.2 percent at 3 points.

But when Wieskamp entered the draft in April, analysts had mixed consensus on whether the junior guard would be drafted.

Wieskamp was invited to the 2021 NBA Draft Combine, which was held June 21-27 in Chicago.

On the combine, Wieskamp posted the fourth best lane agility time of all combine participants at 10.70 seconds.

Wieskamp also had a 48-inch vertical – good for the top five at the combine.

In his first 5v5 game, Wieskamp scored a record eight points as his team lost by 40.

But in the second game, Wieskamp scored a double-double with 26 points and 10 rebounds.

Wieskamp weighed 204.8 pounds with just 4.7% body fat, just behind Yves Pons of Tennessee for the lowest body fat percentage.

Wieskamp and Luka Garza, 2020-21 National Consensus Player of the Year, will represent the Hawkeyes in the 2021 NBA Draft on July 29 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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