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Peter Jok to sign partially guaranteed contract with Suns

Jok will be fighting for a roster spot once he arrives in Phoenix next week.

NCAA Basketball: Iowa at Wisconsin Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

After participating in Summer League with the New Orleans Pelicans, 6-6 wing Peter Jok will be bringing his talents to Phoenix, per Chad Leisktikow of the Des Moines Register.

Jok, who went undrafted after putting together an impressive stint with Iowa as a three-year starter, has a great chance to land on the Suns’ roster whether it’s in Phoenix or Prescott.

The former Hawkeyes guard capped off an illustrious college career that includes multiple All-Big Ten honors, including his senior year where he shot 38% from beyond the arc and shot 91.1% on free throw attempts. If there’s one thing Jok has a knack of, it’s putting the ball in the hoop, where he averaged almost 20 points per game in his final season.

Much like Davon Reed, who the Suns selected with the No. 32 pick, Jok was one of the better prospects in terms of spot-up shooting. And Jok improved mightily throughout his final two seasons in Iowa City with his outside shot.

After Brandon Knight’s season-ending ACL injury in July, there are some minutes that will be contested for in training camp, especially at the backup two-guard spot where he was going to be slotted at. Reed looks poised to take the lion’s share of reps with the second unit, but Jok could be in line to supplant Elijah Millsap for one of the final roster spots if his perimeter scoring ability translates against NBA length consistently.

In Vegas, Jok averaged 9 points per game while shooting 6/14 from beyond the arc in three contests.

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