Weidner Reaches 2,000 Point Milestone
Story by Indiana Wesleyan Athletics
MARION, Ind. -- Indiana Wesleyan University senior guard Jordan Weidner reached a second milestone in as many weeks as he surpassed the 2,000 career point landmark on Saturday at home against Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio).
Weidner is just the fourth Indiana Wesleyan men’s basketball player to reach 2,000 career points and is two points behind Aaron Brothers for third on the all-time list. The Danville, Indiana product connected on the historic milestone with his first of three free throws with 1:18 left in the first half.
Less than a week earlier, Weidner became the all-time assists leader at Indiana Wesleyan in an 83-78 victory versus Grace (Ind.).
“To become the all-time assist leader and to score 2,000 points is hard to do,” said Indiana Wesleyan head coach Greg Tonagel. “That means the ball is in your hands a lot but it’s not about me. He has a great balance of knowing when to take over and when to get others involved.”
Perry Frank (1982-86) tops the career scoring list at Indiana Wesleyan with 2,452 points with Durand ‘Speedy’ Walker (1978-82) second at 2,409 points. Aaron Brothers (2000-04) was the last Wildcat to reach the mark as he finished with 2,013 points.
Weidner currently has 2,011 career points for a four-year average of 16.0 points. He is on pace for his best scoring season with an 18.7 point scoring average. Weidner has shot 47.1-percent for his career and 37.0-percent from 3-point range and 79.6-percent from the foul line.
“Jordan just continues to produce,” said Tonagel. “But at the end of the day he will tell you that the most important stat is winning. He is one of the winningest all-time players we have ever had here and I could not be more proud of him.”
Weidner and the Wildcats hold a one game lead in the Crossroads League standings with four games left in league play. Indiana Wesleyan is ranked No. 9 in the NAIA Division II Coaches’ Top-25 Poll with a 21-5 overall record and an 11-3 mark in league action. IWU has won five consecutive Crossroads League regular season championships dating back to the 2008-09 season.