IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior guard Peter Jok is one of 10 men’s basketball players selected to the 2016 Preseason All-Big Ten team as selected by a media voting panel. The Big Ten Conference office made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.
Jok (6-foot-6, 205 pounds) was a second-team all-conference honoree a year ago, helping the Hawkeyes to a third place Big Ten finish and to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Jok ranked second on the team in scoring (16.1 ppg.) and steals (40), and first in 3-pointers made (80) and free throw accuracy (.852, 92-of-108) as a junior. Jok became the first Hawkeye non-senior to average 16 or more points since Chris Kingsbury averaged 16.8 as a sophomore in 1995.
Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes was selected as the Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year.
Iowa will hit the court for the first time Nov. 4, hosting Regis University in an exhibition contest on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena at 7 p.m. (CT).
2016-17 PRESEASON BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin
2016-17 PRESEASON ALL-BIG TEN TEAM
Malcolm Hill, Illinois
James Blackmon, Jr., Indiana
Thomas Bryant, Indiana
Peter Jok, Iowa
Melo Trimble, Maryland
Derrick Walton, Jr., Michigan
Caleb Swanigan, Purdue
Ethan Happ, Wisconsin
NIGEL HAYES, Wisconsin (unanimous pick)
Bronson Koenig, Wisconsin