August 27, 2012
Jok visits Iowa
Back in April, Peter Jok was working his way back into shape after missing time due to knee surgery. The 2013 guard prospect got back on the court this summer and while not yet 100%, he's shown enough to keep several schools interested.
"I felt like I had a pretty good summer," Jok said Sunday evening. "I feel pretty good right now and my doctor says in two more months I should be 100%. I feel like I am close to being there and I'm also bigger and stronger than I was before the injuries."
Iowa is one of the schools that has continued to recruit the Des Moines native and he paid the Hawkeye coaches a visit last Sunday. While Coach Fran McCaffery was out of town attending the Coaches vs. Cancer benefit in Des Moines, he did get a tour of the campus along with a chance to spend time with some of the current Hawkeye players.
"I made an unofficial visit last Sunday. I met with Coach Speraw and he took me around campus. Then we went to their sports clinics and ended up back at the basketball practice facility and played some pickup basketball with the guys on the team."
On his visit, Jok spent time with freshmen Mike Gesell and Adam Woodbury, who he had played with in a couple of AAU events, along with Devyn Marble, who has a younger brother that plays with him at West Des Moines Valley High School.
The Hawkeyes have been talking about hosting Jok on another unofficial visit this fall. He said the Iowa coaches watched him quite a bit this summer and liked what they saw, but they want to see if he was still an explosive player.
The Hawkeyes aren't alone in their interest in the 6-foot-6 prospect. He is also hearing from Drake, Wisconsin, Kansas State, and Nebraska.
Jok says he has an official visit set up to Drake on September 14th. He is also planning an unofficial visit to Kansas State later in September, along with a possible trip to Wisconsin this fall. He also plans to make it back to Iowa City for a football game this fall.
" I want to take some visits and see what those schools have to offer," Jok said. "Right now I am not in a hurry to make a commitment to anyone."
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