IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa men's basketball student-athlete Joe Wieskamp announced on Saturday that he will bypass the 2020 NBA Draft process and return for his junior season in 2020-21.
"I have decided not to put my name in the NBA Draft this year due to the all the unknowns in regards to team workouts and what the process will look like," said Wieskamp. 'My goal is to play in the NBA and I'm looking forward to that possibility in the future. However, I'm extremely excited for this upcoming season at Iowa! We have the opportunity to do something really special."
Wieskamp was a third-team All-Big Ten and USBWA All-District honoree as a sophomore in 2019-20. He ranked second on the team in points per game (14.0) and rebounds (6.1), and tied for 13th in the Big Ten in 3-pointers made per contest (1.7). The native of Muscatine, Iowa, ranked first in the Big Ten in free throw accuracy (.856) and made his last 22 straight free throw attempts dating back to Feb. 13.
Wieskamp posted three double-doubles, led the team in steals 10 times, and scored 15 points or more 13 times this past season. Wieskamp posted career highs this season in scoring (30 vs. Nebraska), rebounds (11 vs. Maryland), assists (4 vs. Rutgers), blocked shots (2 vs. Minnesota), and free throws made (9 vs. Michigan).