Joe Wieskamp signed with the Iowa Hawkeyes a little under a month ago as the highest rated recruit since the Rivals recruiting database was created. Now the 4-star shooting guard from Muscatine adds another distinct honor to his lengthy list: Mississippi Athletic Conference All-Time Leading Scorer.
In a 61-54 home loss to North Scott, Wieskamp tallied 33 points for the Muskies. Perhaps the biggest of those points came in the first half. Coming off a screen to the top of the key, Joe catches and looks to shoot. When the shot isn’t there he takes a dribble (we’ll ignore what looks like a travel) to gather himself, another to get into the lane and then explodes for a two-handed dunk to get his 11th points of the game.
They were also career points 1,621, moving Wieskamp past former Davenport North star Ricky Davis for first all time in the MAC. The points come in only the second game of the season for Muscatine and the 33 total on the evening take Joe’s career number to 1,643, a number that may well get beyond 2,000 by season’s end.
As of this morning, here’s how things stand for all-time scoring in the MAC:
1. Joe Wieskamp (Muscatine) 1,643
2. Ricky Davis (Davenport North) 1,619
3. Will Carius (Pleasant Valley) 1,500
4. Cortez Seales (North Scott) 1,392
Seales is currently playing for the University of North Dakota, while Carius is playing for Northern Michigan University. Ricky Davis, of course, is the former Iowa star who departed for the NBA after only one season. He also has perhaps the greatest non-triple-double in NBA history.
The big night also moved Wieskamp up to 11th all time in the state for large school scoring. With 20 more games on the schedule before we get into the postseason, it’s not unrealistic to think Joe could find himself near or at the top of this list by the end of the year.
1. Jeff Horner (Mason City) 2,194
2. Daniel Tillo (Sioux City North) 2,016
3. Dean Oliver (Mason City) 1,994
4. Matt Gatens (City High) 1,928
5. Ray Fontana (Ankeny) 1,899
6. Harrison Barnes (Ames) 1,787
7. Fred Hoiberg (Ames) 1,759
8. Kody Ingle (SE Polk) 1,723
9. Marcus Paige (Linn-Mar) 1,701
10. Jason Bohannon (Linn-Mar) 1,679
11. Joe Wieskamp (Muscatine) 1,643
12. Ricky Davis (Dav. North) 1,619
Some pretty impressive company.
Here’s a look another look at the score from a different angle.
Congratulations to Joe Wieskamp. Look forward to seeing him as a Hawkeye.