An Industrial Engineering major who also works a part-time job at a downtown State College sandwich shop, Wisniewski has earned tremendous respect from coaches and players in the Penn State program. His work ethic and attitude paid off with significant first half minutes in 2012-13 and he proved capable of holding his own in Big Ten play. The 6-9 forward, who brings rare height for a walk-on, has added more than 30 pounds to his frame in the weight room. The Sterling Heights, Mich. native is a former high school letterman in soccer and continues to prove to be an effective and valuable asset for the Lions.
"Alan is a tremendous kid. He is an engineering major, has a job and comes to practice everyday with a great work ethic and terrific effort. He has great respect in our locker room."
- Patrick Chambers
Wisniewski's work ethic and attitude paid off with quality first half minutes during Big Ten play...he played in 12 games on the season, 11 in Big Ten play, and saw action in seven of the Lions' last nine games...scored in two games...played first half minutes in six games...saw the first significant action of his career playing 17 minutes while posting career highs of six points and eight rebounds at Nebraska (2/9), his first points and rebounds in a Penn State uniform...played eight minutes vs. Iowa (2/14) scoring one point.
In his second year with the program, Wisniewski saw limited action in six games but continued to be a hard working and positive presence in practice...His size, rebounding and ability to shoot from the perimeter continued to be valuable assets for the scout team.
Wisniewski hit the weight room hard and added nearly 30 pounds of muscle to his frame during a redshirt season in which be proved to be a valuable player on the scout team and presence in the paint.
Wisniewski averaged 7.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game in his senior season at Bishop Foley Catholic as the team went 11-14...a two-year varsity starter and senior year captain...posted a school-record 64 blocks...helped lead team to 2009 and 2010 district titles...lettered in soccer in four seasons helping lead team to Catholic League championships in 2009 and 2010.
The son of Ann and Stan Wisniewski...born August 29, 1992 in Warren, Michigan...a four-year Honor Roll student in high school who posted a cumulative grade-point average of 3.9...an industrial engineering major.