IOWA CITY — Senior Peter Jok is this year’s winner of the Chris Street Award, the equivalent of the most valuable player award for the Iowa basketball team.
Jok, who led the Big Ten in scoring at 19.9 points per game and set Iowa school records for free throw percentage in a season and career, was presented the award at the team’s postseason banquet Sunday.
Bettendorf’s Nicholas Baer was named the team’s best rebounder and top defensive player while fellow sophomore Ahmad Wagner was named most improved player and the winner of the inaugural Kenny Arnold Hawkeye Spirit Award.
Freshmen Jordan Bohannon and Tyler Cook, both of whom made the Big Ten’s all-freshman team, shared the Hawkeyes’ newcomer of the year award, and Bohannon also was honored as the team’s best playmaker.
The Hawkeyes went 19-15 last season and earned the program’s sixth consecutive post-season berth, advancing to the second round of the NIT before losing to eventual champion TCU in overtime.