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November 14, 2012

Jok signs with Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa - University of Iowa Men's Basketball Coach Fran McCaffery announced today that Peter Jok has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Iowa.

"We are thrilled that Peter Jok is going to become part of the Hawkeye family," said McCaffery. "He has a complete skillset that will be a great asset to our team. He's an excellent athlete who can play four different positions, and is a terrific 3-point shooter. Peter is exactly what we are looking for in this class."

Jok is a 6-foot-6, 200-pound guard born in Sudan, who played his first two years as a prep at Des Moines Roosevelt, and his last two at West Des Moines Valley. Last season at Valley, Jok earned second team all-conference honors after averaging 10.2 points. He hit 86 percent of his free throws, grabbed 4.3 rebounds and made 37 percent of his 3-point attempts. Jok's high school coach at Valley is Jeff Horner, Iowa's all-time assist leader.

As a sophomore at Roosevelt, Jok averaged 18.5 points and seven rebounds and was a second team all-state and first team all-conference honoree.

He was also one of 30 high school freshmen invited to the Nike Top 100 Camp in St. Louis in 2010, and participated in the 2012 NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp.

Jok played AAU basketball on the All-Iowa Attack.

Jok will join Jarrod Uthoff, who transferred to Iowa from the University of Wisconsin this year, on the 2013-14 active Iowa roster.

Peter Jok G 6-6 200 West Des Moines, Iowa (Valley)

Jarrod Uthoff F 6-8 200 Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Jefferson)

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