ROSEMONT, Illinois — University of Iowa senior Peter Jok and redshirt freshman Isaiah Moss were named Big Ten Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week, respectively. The announcement was made Monday by the Big Ten Conference office. It marks the first time Iowa has swept the weekly men’s basketball accolades (weekly freshman honors began in 2010).
Jok (6-6, 205 pounds) collects the third Big Ten weekly honor of his career and second this season. Jok helped lead the Hawkeyes to a pair of victories last week over Stetson (95-68) and No. 25 Iowa State (78-64). He averaged a team-best 19 points, 8.5 rebounds, and five assists in the two contests.
In Iowa’s upset over 25th-ranked Iowa State on Dec. 8, Jok lead all scorers and rebounders with 23 points and nine rebounds. Against Stetson, the team captain flirted with a triple-double recording 15 points, eight rebounds, and dishing out a career-high seven assists without committing a turnover.
Moss (6-5, 205 pounds) earned his first conference weekly recognition after averaging 17.5 points and five rebounds in Iowa’s two victories. The native of Chicago scored nine of his 14 points in the second half to help Iowa upend the 25th-ranked Cyclones.
Moss tallied personal bests in scoring (21), steals (2), and rebounds (6) in the Hawkeyes’ triumph over Stetson on Dec. 5. The shooting guard shot at a 50 percent clip from 3-point range in the two games (6-of-12), including going 5-of-8 (62.5 percent) from long distance against the Hatters.
The Hawkeyes (5-5) return to action Saturday when they travel to Des Moines to compete in The Hy-Vee Classic. Iowa will face Northern Iowa at 3:30 p.m. (CT) at Wells Fargo Arena. Drake will face Iowa State in the doubleheader nightcap at 6 p.m. Approximately 500 tickets remain, which range in price from $30-75, and can be purchased via Hy-VeeTix.com, 844-55-HYVEE, 22 Hy-Vee Stores in Des Moines and Ames, or the Wells Fargo Arena Box Office.