Iowa senior to participate in 2016 Nike Basketball Academy
Iowa senior guard Peter Jok has an opportunity to learn from some of the NBA’s elite.
Jok has been invited to the 2016 Nike Basketball Academy in Los Angeles, the school announced in a press release. The camp puts some of the nation’s top college basketball players in front of NBA stars in an effort to help these players improve their skills. LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis are just a few of the mentors attending this year’s camp.
Jok finished eighth in the Big Ten in scoring last season with an average of 16.1 points per game. He joins Aaron White and Jared Uthoff in the group of Hawkeyes invited to this prestigious camp the past three years. White was selected in the second round of the 2015 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards, while Uthoff surprisingly went undrafted during last week’s draft.
Jok will be relied upon heavily as the team’s best returning scorer during his final season in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes went 22-11 last season and lost in the second round of the NCAA tournament to eventual champion Villanova.