IOWA CITY, Iowa – Peter Jok hopes to play in the NBA after he finishes his career with the Iowa basketball team.
He might have helped his cause by being selected to participate in the 2016 Nike Basketball Academy, which will be held June 24-28 in Los Angeles.
According to the invitation, the Nike Basketball Academy will bring together some of best NBA talent including LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Anthony Davis to help the top 20-30 college athletes enhance their basketball skills in this elite camp.
Since 2007, Nike Basketball has hosted the best high school and collegiate players for position skills academies, along with top athletes in the NBA.
Hawkeye basketball players have been invited to this elite basketball camp each of the past two years: Aaron White (2014) and Jarrod Uthoff (2015).
The 6-foot-6 Jok declared himself eligible for the NBA draft this spring under a new rule that would allow him to return to college if he didn’t sign with an agent.
Jok is Iowa’s only returning starter from last season. The West Des Moines Valley graduate was one most improved players in the Big Ten last season, more than doubling his scoring average from the previous season to 16 points per game. He also made second-team all-Big Ten last season.
Jok was the first player taken in the Prime Time League draft on Sunday. The summer league will stage its opening night on Thursday at the North Liberty Community Center.