Wildcat Men Sign Two Recruits
Posted: 27 November, 2012
WAYNE - Wayne State College head men’s basketball coach Paul Combs announced today that two players have signed a national letter of intent or scholarship offer during the NCAA early signing period to attend Wayne State College and play basketball for the Wildcats in the 2013-14 school year. Joining the 2013 recruiting class are Joel Heesch of New Lisbon, Wisconsin and Victor Scott of Chicago, Illinois.
“Our program is extremely fortunate to have signed Joel Heesch and Victor Scott to our 2013 recruiting class,” remarked Coach Combs. “Our entire Wildcat family welcomes these two student-athletes and their families to WSC.”
Joel Heesch is a 6-3 guard from Mauston High School in Wisconsin where he is a three year starter and four year letter winner in basketball. Last season as a junior, he was the third leading scorer in the entire state of Wisconsin averaging 25.7 points per game to go with seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals per contest. Heesch was an All-District and All-South Central League selection last season and has already scored 1,179 points in his career to rank as the school’s all-time leading scorer. Heesch also excels in cross country where he is a four-time All-Conference performer and state qualifier.
“Joel is a coach’s son and has all of the intangibles that makes he and his teammates successful on and off the court,” commented Combs. “He can play multiple positions, can score in many different ways and is a terrific leader.”
Victor Scott is a 6-2 guard that will transfer to Wayne State after playing two seasons at Division I Chicago State. He averaged 7.2 points and 3.0 rebounds per game as a sophomore in 2010-11 at Chicago State. Scott was a standout football and basketball player at Morgan Park High School in Chicago where he earned All-Public League honors in both sports. In basketball, Scott averaged 25 points, eight rebounds and six assists per game as a senior and in football was quarterback throwing for 24 TD’s and 1,875 yards while rushing for six additional scores.
“Victor has a ton of positive motivation to be successful on the court, in the classroom and the game of life,” said Combs. “He is as humble a young man as we have ever recruited at WSC and comes from a first-class family. Victor’s previous collegiate experience will elevate our program the very first day he is on campus.”
Wayne State is an NCAA Division II school located in Wayne, Nebraska and competes in the 16-team Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. The Wildcats are 4-0 on the season and will host 9-2 York College in a Tuesday evening non-conference contest starting at 7 p.m.