There is only one former UNI Panther on this list and that is Wes Washpun.
Washpun, a former Tennessee Volunteer, transferred to Northern Iowa after seeing limited playing time in one season in Knoxville, Tennessee. In three seasons with the Panthers, the 6’1” guard from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He went on to have a pretty stellar career in the purple and yellow racking up these awards:
Second Team All-MVC
MVC Sixth Man of the Year
All-MVC Honorable Mention
MVC Newcomer of the Year
MVC All-Newcomer Team
MVC Tournament MVP
After starting in nearly every game his first year in Cedar Falls and averaging 8.3 points per game along with 3.8 assists, Washpun was relegated to first man off the bench. His minutes dropped significantly as did his stats, but as you see above by the awards, he still brought home the MVC Sixth Man of the Year award.
In his senior season, though, is when Washpun really turned things on. He averaged 14.2 points per game on 47% shooting from the field to go along with 5.3 assists and 4.1 rebounds. He also managed to block nearly a shot a game despite standing just an inch above six feet, however, if watch the video below and you will see how explosive hs ie.
After spending parts of the last two seasons with the Iowa Wolves in the NBA G-League, Washpun has been playing for the London City Royals in the British Basketball League, which is the highest level of competition in Great Britain. Washpun is currently averaging 14.3 points per game, 4.3 assists, and 5.2 rebounds in 9 games this season.
He provides the Iowa United an explosive playmaker at the point guard position who will do a fantastic job of distributing the ball amongst the plethora of shooters this team has.