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Peter Jok gets NBA camp invite with Phoenix Suns

Peter Jok gets NBA camp invite with Phoenix Suns
Published On: Fri, Sep 15
Apr 28, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs owner Peter Holt (right) talks with Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis against the Los Angeles Clippers in game five of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. The Spurs defeated the Clippers 111-107 to take a 3-2 lead. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Former Iowa guard Peter Jok gained some clarity on his professional plans Monday night when he agreed to a partially guaranteed contract with the Phoenix Suns.

He chose the Suns over three other offers, guardian Mike Nixon told the Register.

The contract means Jok will be one of 20 players invited to the Suns' training camp in late September. He plans to head to Phoenix next week, when he will officially sign the deal.

"I feel like it's a great opportunity for myself because it puts me in a position to earn a spot on the team," Jok told the Register via text message Tuesday. "And if I don't, then I'll be playing for their G League team to work on my game, which I see as a positive."

The Suns' G League (formerly D League) team is the Northern Arizona Suns in Prescott Valley, Ariz. If he doesn't make the Suns' NBA roster or sign a two-way deal, Jok would remain a free agent and could be called up by any NBA team while playing in the G League.

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