Meta description: Iowa guard Joe Wieskamp withdrew his name from the NBA draft and will return to a college team. Read this article to find out more.
Joe Wieskamp Leaves NBA Draft and Returns to Iowa Hawkeyes
Iowa Hawkeyes guard, Joe Wieskamp, has announced that he will go back to the Hawkeye State for his sophomore year, withdrawing himself from the 2019 NBA draft.
Wieskamp, who the NCAA Basketball league selected for the Big Ten’s All-Freshman team, averaged 4.9 rebounds and 11.1 points per game last season. Although he won’t be making the leap to the NBA, Wieskamp found his involvement in the NBA Draft process to be a valuable experience.
In his own words, the 6-foot-6 guard learned a lot of information about the process, which will help him in the future when he feels ready to join the best basketball league in the world. Now, however, his focus switched back to Iowa, aiming to help his teammates to achieve their goals for the next season.
The Hawkeyes head coach, Fran McCaffery, said that he was happy to see Joe return to the team and is looking forward to seeing him in the Iowa shirt. The coach hopes Wieskamp can become the team’s leader next year. McCaffery added that this was an excellent opportunity for the 19-year-old to receive feedback from the NBA officials.