Weix commits to SMSU men’s basketball team

Whether he’s been keeping balls out of a net or putting them through one, Josh Weix has been making a name for himself as a student-athlete at Eau Claire North High School (Wis.).

In the fall of 2012, the 6-foot-6 junior won second team All-Big Rivers Conference honors as a goalkeeper for the Huskies in soccer. In the winter, Weix netted all-conference first team accolades on the hardwood for the school’s basketball team.

With his senior year of high school still ahead of him, Weix has decided that his future lies in basketball. The prep standout has committed to join the Southwest Minnesota State men’s basketball team and play for Mustangs head coach Brad Bigler.

Weix was contacted by Bigler and invited to tour the SMSU campus. He made the trip with his father, and though he was over 200 miles away from Eau Claire, he still had a sense of being home while he was in Marshall.

“Coach Bigler made me feel like I was home when I first visited and made me feel like I wanted to come back again,” Weix said. “Dad and I went around town for the first time and looked around and it just felt like the right place for me.”

Division II programs Bemidji State and Northern Michigan were also schools Weix was considering.

Eau Claire North finished second in the Big Rivers Conference at 8-4 last season and went 10-13 overall. Weix led the Huskies in both scoring and rebounding, averaging 12.6 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.

Weix said he usually played small forward or power forward last year and can adapt to whatever role his team needs him to take on.

“I can drive, I can post, I can shoot it. I’m very versatile,” Weix said.