Muddy River Showcase Spotlight: Camp Point Central’s Breyhar Wiskirchen
The Muddy River Showcase featuring 40 of the area’s top senior basketball players from Illinois and Missouri takes place June 17 at John Wood Community College’s Student Activity Center. The girls game begins at 4 p.m. with the boys game to follow at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door.
CAMP POINT, Ill. — The reason behind the Camp Point Central boys basketball team’s record-setting season was the sum of its parts was better than any individual piece.
And those pieces were dynamite in their own right.
Issac Genenbacher was the force. Nick Moore was the quarterback. Carter Eyler was the presence. Drew Paben was the dynamo.
So what was Breyhar Wiskirchen? He was the glue.
If the situation required him to score, he could put up 20 points. If he needed to be a lockdown defender, his opponent wasn’t scoring. He could be a facilitator, a hustler, a streak shooter or a pest depending on the circumstances. But he was always there, which is why the Panthers went 27-5, won the West Central Conference championship with a 9-0 record, captured a Class 1A regional championship and set the single-season school record for victories.
You simply don’t do that without the glue.
Wiskirchen will represent Central on the Illinois squad for the second Muddy River Showcase, taking place June 17 at John Wood Community College’s Student Activity Center.
Here are five things you should know about Breyhar Wiskirchen:
Where you plan to go to college: I plan to go straight into the workforce.
Reason you wear your number: I chose No. 4 because it was the closest thing to my favorite number, which is 5.
Favorite high school basketball memory: Winning the regional championship and setting the school record for single-season victories.
Best piece of advice you have ever received: “Never compare yourself to anyone” — his father, Tyler Wiskirchen.
Best advice you’d give younger teammates: The sky is the limit.
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