Max Wiepking has seen it all. The senior has been through the infamous Sweet Sixteen game against Duke, the triple overtime game in the Bay Area at California, the block by former Wildcat great Derrick Williams at McKale's first White Out and this year, the miraculous comebacks against Florida and Colorado.
General: A walk-on who joined the program in the fall of 2009 ... A hard worker who understands and appreciates his role ... Makes most of his contributions in practice situations ... A great teammate ... Last name pronounced Weep-King.
2012 Summer of Thunder Tour of the Bahamas: Made a pair of appearances in Nassau, logging three minutes of action, but was active on the beach, with the jet skis and on the Atlantis Resort's water slides.
Junior (2011-12): Hit his second career trey on 1/26 vs. Washington State ... Grabbed two rebounds in one minute of action on 1/19 at Utah ... Hit 1-of-2 FTs and grabbed a rebound in four minutes vs. Bryant on 12/22.
Sophomore (2010-11): Made a brief appearance at UCLA on 2/26 ... Played one minute at Oregon on 12/30 ... Grabbed a rebound and missed two FTs on 12/22 vs. Robert Morris ... Played one minute vs. Oklahoma on 12/5 ... NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy thinks he "can really stroke it" after watching him shoot at shootaround on 12/1 ... Played one minute at Rice on 12/1 ... Saw two minutes of action on 11/21 vs. Northern Colorado ... Played one minute vs. New Mexico State on 11/18 ... Made his first-ever appearance on 11/14 vs. Idaho State, finishing with three points (1-of-2 3-pt. FG) and a board in three minutes of action.
Freshman (2009-10): Did not see any game action ... Grabbed a rebound and tallied one FG attempt in the Western New Mexico exhibition game on 11/10.
High School: Earned three letters in basketball for coach Todd Schayes ... Team posted a 39-12 record over his final two seasons ... Averaged 19.6 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game as a senior to earn second-team all-state, first-team all-conference and Metro League Player-of-the-Year honors ... An honor roll student.
Max Wiepking's Career Highs
Points 3, twice, last, vs. Washington State, 1/26/2012
Rebounds 2, at Utah, 1/19/2012
FG 1, twice, last, vs. Washington State, 1/26/2012
FGA 2, vs. Idaho State, 11/14/2010
3PT 1, twice, last, vs. Washington State, 1/26/2012
3ATT 2, vs. Idaho State, 11/14/2010
FT 1, vs. Bryant, 12/22/2011
FTA 2, twice, last, vs. Bryant, 12/22/2011
MIN 4, vs. Bryant, 12/22/2011