Move over Jeff Horner, Iowa has a new scoring king at the 4A high school level.
During his game Tuesday night, Joe Wieskamp surpassed Horner’s record of 2,194 points, a record that had stood since 2002. He scored his record-breaking 31st point from the free throw line in the second quarter on his way to 44 total points in the contest.
WATCH- @JWieskamp21 continues to amaze! Here's the record breaker putting him at the top of the all-time 4A scoring list passing @Jeff_Horner2 @MuskieThemes @MuskieBKB @MuskieNation1 @MuskieFball @HawkeyeReport @ChadLeistikow @IowaHoops @TheScoreWQAD pic.twitter.com/QaFgu0AokQ— Matt Randazzo (@MattRandazzo) February 7, 2018
What a crowd reaction. What a moment. While setting the record from the free throw line isn’t the most flashy way the record could’ve gone down, it certainly allowed for the moment to be maximized so everyone could take a moment to appreciate it.
It’s been a steady climb to the top this season for Wieskamp. During his senior year alone, he’s passed some of the state’s best all-time scorers, including (but not limited to) Ricky Davis, Fred Hoiberg, Jeff Horner, Matt Gatens, Dean Oliver, and Jordan Bohannon. Not bad company to be associated with, in my humble opinion.
Weiskamp has been committed to The University of Iowa since 2015 and officially signed his Letter of Intent to play for the Hawks on November 8, 2017. He’s the highest rated recruit to sign with the Hawkeyes under Fran McCaffery to date, and he will join the team alongside 2018 recruit C.J. Fredrick next season
Congratulations, Mr. Wieskamp, and we can’t wait to see you join an established stable of scorers in the black and gold next season!