Posted On: 01/19/18 12:00 PM
Michael Sweeney (2019)
6’2 G, Waukon
More than 1,400 total votes were cast this week, and it was Waukon’s prolific junior scorer Michael Sweeney who came away with 644 of them, good enough to earn Player of the Week honors with relative ease.
The 6’2 guard is having one of the better scoring season’s of anybody in Iowa; he ranks 21st in Iowa with 22.3 points per game, he’s the fourth best scorer in all of 2A.
So it came as no surprise last week, when he lit up North Fayette Valley for a career-high 43 points. Sweeney canned eight 3-balls in the 29-point win, and got it done defensively, too, swiping a couple steals for good measure.
The next night out, during a 13 point win over New Hampton, Sweeney came back down to earth scoring-wise, notching 16 points in the win. But it was his seven assists and six rebounds that made that made it one of the more well-rounded games of his fantastic junior season.
Last Saturday, Sweeney was tested in the final game of the week, going up against 4A squad Waterloo East. His team didn’t get the win, but he proved he could play with the big boys, dropping a team-high 18 points in the loss.
Only a junior, Sweeney is proving to be one of the best small school 2019 guards in the state, and with his size and scoring ability, could blossom into one of the more sought-after, too.
Currently, Sweeney checks in at No. 124 in Iowa’s 2019 rankings. He’s likely due for a bump in the next installment of prospect rankings. And after his junior season with the Indians is complete, he’ll head right into an ever-important 17U offseason, where he could see his recruitment start to spike.