Although Iowa basketball had a down year in the 2017-18 college basketball season, the future is looking bright for the Hawkeyes, as two of their 2018 signees have been named Gatorade Players of the Year.
Joe Wieskamp of Muscatine High School was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Iowa, and C.J. Fredrick of Covington Catholic High School received the same honor for Kentucky.
Iowa's two basketball signees in the '18 recruiting class, Joe Wieskamp (Iowa) and CJ Fredrick (Kentucky), have been named their state's Gatorade Player of the Year https://t.co/gljQhqEbVZ
— Rob Howe (@RobHoweHN) March 8, 2018
According to 247Sports, Wieskamp — who signed with Iowa on Nov. 8, 2017 — is a 4-star prospect, and is the No. 1 player out of Iowa in the 2018 recruiting class. Among other shooting guards in his class, Wieskamp is ranked No. 9 overall. Nationally, he is the No. 50 overall player in his class.
Fredrick also signed with Iowa on Nov. 8, and 247Sports ranks him as a 3-star prospect. Fredrick, also a shooting guard, is the No. 2 overall player out of Kentucky in his recruiting class. He is the No. 51 overall 2-guard in his class, and the No. 232 overall player.
Iowa — who only went 14-19 this season before losing to Michigan in overtime in the Big Ten Tournament at Madison Square Garden — will welcome Wieskamp and Fredrick to the team next season with open arms, and the two recruits will be expected to make a big impact on the program going forward.
To see the full list of Gatorade Players of the Year by state, click here.