Over the first couple of Big Ten games I’ve noticed that freshman forward/guard, Peter Jok, hasn’t really seen that much floor time. That makes me wonder, is Jok moving out of the rotation now that junior guard and sharp shooter, Josh Oglesby, is back?
It’s a combination of that and the fact that Jok doesn’t have a lot of experience while the other 10 Hawkeyes do, with exception of Jarrod Uthoff.
In the first two conference games, Jok has seen a total of 4 minutes and all of those came in the opener against the Nebraska Cornhuskers when he totaled 1 point. There didn’t seem to be any chance of Jok getting into the nail biter against the Badgers.
As of right now, Peter Jok is no longer in the rotation for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He is the 11th man off the bench, and while he is more than capable of performing on the Big Ten stage, 11 guys is just too many. Heck, the 10 they play now is pushing it.
During non conference play Jok averaged about 14 minutes per game. He also averaged about 7 points a game. If you’ve been paying real close attention, you knew this was probably on the horizon.
While he played a lot in the games Iowa was completely dominating, look at their two non conference losses and the close one against the Notre Dame Irish.
Against Villanova, Jok only played 5 minutes. Against Iowa State, Jok played just 8 minutes and against Notre Dame, he played just 3 minutes. So, this isn’t exactly shocking.
I would expect Jok to participate in the games Iowa absolutely dominates, tonight against Northwestern could be one of those times, but in games against the top competition, Jok most likely won’t see any floor time.
One thing that the Hawkeyes could miss with Jok on the bench is an outstanding free throw shooter. During non conference play Jok shot 80% (24/30) from the charity stripe.
Bottom line, I think Peter Jok will be waiting a year before he sees an increase in his minutes.