Iowa Guard Peter Jok Named Big Ten Player of the Week

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IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Big Ten Conference announced Monday that Iowa’s Peter Jok has been named Big Ten Player of the Week.

Jok played a critical role in Iowa extending their win streak to seven games last week after victories over then-ranked No. 4 Michigan State and Michigan. He averaged 19.5 points on 58 percent shooting from the field and a sensational 63.6 percent from behind the arc in the two games.

The former star at Valley High School and Roosevelt High School helped Iowa end their 18-game losing streak in East Lansing on Thursday with a game-high 23 points. He also put in 14 of his 16 total points in the second half against Michigan to put away the Wolverines late on Sunday.


This is the second week in a row a Hawkeye has won Big Ten Player of the Week as Mike Gesell won last week. It marks the first time since 2006 that two Hawkeye players have won the weekly award back-to-back.

Overall, the No. 9 Hawkeyes have earned four conference awards this season. In addition to Gesell and Jok, Jarrod Uthoff was named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week on Dec. 14 and Nicolas Bear was named the Freshman of the Week on Dec. 21.

This week, the Hawkeyes play at Rutgers on Thursday and Purdue at home on Sunday.


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