IOWA City, Iowa – Joe Wieskamp was Mr. Ideal at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, creating all of his shots from both equally the subject and the absolutely free-toss line in the Hawkeyes’ 95-71 win about Illinois.
“Now was sort of the guards match,” Wieskamp claimed. “Myself, Isaiah, Jordan, Nicholas…we were being all capable to place up.”
The rookie claims he’s developed far more comfortable as he’s obtained expertise towards Massive Ten defenses.
“I was a minor bit timid, fellas were being up in my place,” Wieskamp claimed. “I was not really utilised to that, the quickness, the physicality. Plainly as the calendar year has progressed, I have gotten utilised to that.”
Iowa head mentor Fran McCaffery claims Wieskamp’s feel for the match is currently at a veteran degree.
“He’s under no circumstances gonna choose a lousy shot,” McCaffery claimed. “He’s a seriously superior shooter, so he’s bought a superior proportion to make it everytime he shoots it. And he will not hunt shots. He will not overthink it… an extremely experienced approach to this degree.”
Wieskamp, who was named Massive Ten Freshman of the 7 days on Monday, experienced the consideration of Massive Ten coaches very long just before his excellent afternoon. So much so, that Illinois mentor Brad Underwood in fact took time just before the match to look at him shoot in warmups.
“I’m facinated with fellas who can make baskets,” Underwood claimed. “I sat out there and viewed him at the absolutely free-toss line and hit about, I indicate, soar shots, 19 in a row and I really don’t imagine any of them hit the rim. Most fellas, generally, when you shoot it at that degree, have a regime, and he did.”
Jordan Bohannon claims it can be that kind of preparing that is made Wieskamp’s changeover from superior school to the Massive Ten a thriving a single.
“It just shows the do the job he put in this offseason and do the job he put in when he set foot on campus,” Bohannon claimed. “For any freshman to arrive in and do what he’s been capable to do, I could not be far more proud of him.”
Wieskamp’s 24 factors towards the Illini matched his occupation-superior from previously this year. It was also the fifth-straight match wherever the freshman scored in double figures.