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Iowa recruit Wieskamp ranked among the elite in 2018 class

Zack Creglow
zdcreglow@dmreg.com

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery secured a commitment Tuesday from Muscatine's young basketball star Joe Wieskamp.

Muscatine freshman Joe Wieskamp, right, has committed to the Iowa basketball program.

It appears others have been equally impressed with Wieskamp, who just finished his freshman year.

Wieskamp, a 6-foot-5 wing, is ranked No. 16 nationally in ESPN's initial Class of 2018 rankings that came out Thursday. ESPN has him as the second-best 2018 recruit in the Midwest, behind only forward Brandon Johns of East Lansing, Mich.

Wieskamp, the top-scoring freshman in Iowa last season, averaged 18.6 points and 6.1 rebounds in Class 4-A. He's projected to play on the wing in college.

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