ROSEMONT, Illinois — University of Iowa senior Peter Jok was named Big Ten Player of the Week. The announcement was made Monday by the Big Ten Conference office.
Jok, who collects his second Big Ten weekly honor of his career and first of the season, was a stat sheet stuffer in two games last week for the Hawkeyes. The guard averaged 28.5 points, six rebounds, two steals, and two assists in two games. Jok made all 10 free throw attempts and shot 59 percent (20-of-34) from the field, including 44 percent (7-of-16) from 3-point range.
The 6-foot-6, 205-pound guard registered his first career double-double in Iowa’s loss to Seton Hall, posting career highs in scoring (30) and rebounding (11). He became the third Hawkeye over the last 20 years to total 30-plus points and 10-plus rebounds in a single game (Reggie Evans — twice and Aaron Fuller).
Jok helped led Iowa to a 95-67 win over UT Rio Grande Valley on Sunday. The team captain totaled 27 points, two steals and one rebound in only 19 minutes of action. Jok shot a blistering 69 percent (9-of-13) from the field, including 62 percent (5-of-8) from long distance. The five 3-pointers equaled a personal best.
Jok and the Hawkeyes (3-1) return to action Friday when they travel to Destin, Florida, to compete in the Emerald Coast Classic. Iowa will face No. 7 Virginia on Friday at 6 p.m. (CT). The game will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.