Former Hawkeyes wrap up Summer League

Jarrod Uthoff and Tyler Cook impressed at different points in Summer League play, while Peter Jok struggled for the majority of his time on the floor.

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Former Hawkeyes wrap up Summer League

Iowa forward Tyler Cook drives past Tennessee forward John Fulkerson during the NCAA game against Tennessee at Nationwide Arena on Sunday, March 24, 2019. The Volunteers defeated the Hawkeyes 83-77 in overtime.

Iowa forward Tyler Cook drives past Tennessee forward John Fulkerson during the NCAA game against Tennessee at Nationwide Arena on Sunday, March 24, 2019. The Volunteers defeated the Hawkeyes 83-77 in overtime.

Katina Zentz

Iowa forward Tyler Cook drives past Tennessee forward John Fulkerson during the NCAA game against Tennessee at Nationwide Arena on Sunday, March 24, 2019. The Volunteers defeated the Hawkeyes 83-77 in overtime.

Katina Zentz

Katina Zentz

Iowa forward Tyler Cook drives past Tennessee forward John Fulkerson during the NCAA game against Tennessee at Nationwide Arena on Sunday, March 24, 2019. The Volunteers defeated the Hawkeyes 83-77 in overtime.

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The Iowa basketball team is still more than three months away from taking the floor in Carver-Hawkeye, but former Hawkeyes have been balling all month.

Tyler Cook, Peter Jok, and Jarrod Uthoff all took to the hardwood in an attempt to prove their worth at the next level, playing in the NBA Summer League.

Uthoff, who previous played with the Dallas Mavericks, impressed scouts, and Cook demonstated that his athleticism can impact a game.

With Summer League now wrapped up, <i>The Daily Iowan</i> takes a look back at how the former Iowa hoopers fared.

Jarrod Uthoff, F, Detroit Pistons

After playing for Zenit Saint Petersburg of the VTB United League — made up mostly of Russian teams — Uthoff shipped back to the U.S. for a stint with the Pistons’ Summer League squad.

Uthoff proved to be the most effective former Hawkeye, putting up 11.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.40 steals, and 1.0 blocks per game in five contests.

Starting at power forward, Uthoff’s best performance came against the Indiana Pacers in a 102-84 win on July 8, and he showed up on both ends of the floor. The Cedar Rapids native dropped 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting to go along with 3 boards, 2 assists, 4 steals, and 3 blocks in 20 minutes of action.

He scored in double figures in every other game but one, and he drained at least one 3-pointer in every game as well.

Tyler Cook, F, Denver Nuggets

If Iowa fans watched Tyler Cook in his time on the floor in Summer League, they would have seen something familiar.

Cook didn’t put up gaudy numbers — he averaged 4.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game on 67 percent shooting in three games — but his athleticism stood out just as it did during his time in the Black and Gold.

He showed he can be a menace on the glass and that his dunking ability is unique.

RELATED: Cook added to Denver Nuggets’ Summer League roster

Cook netted 6 points in two different games, racking up 6 points, a rebound, and 3 steals against the Golden State Warriors on July 10 after scoring 6 and pulling down 2 boards against the Orlando Magic on July 7.

Cook was held scoreless in 10 minutes in his other outing, however, but he grabbed 4 rebounds and dished out 2 assists.

Peter Jok, G, Orlando Magic

Jok only posted one performance that stuck out in his three games for the magic.

The West Des Moines native dropped 8 points on 3-of-6 shooting (2-of-3 from 3-point range), along with 2 assists, 2 rebounds, a steal, and a block against the Miami Heat on July 9.

Other than that outing, Jok scored 1 point in three minutes against the Brooklyn Nets on July 10, and he was held scoreless on 0-of-6 shooting (0-of-4 from deep) against the Chicago Bulls on July 13. While his offense wasn’t working against the Bulls, he managed to grab a steal and swat away a shot on the defensive end.