PG Roddy Peters Receiving Major D1 Interest

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Roddy Peters was terrific for Suitland (District Heights, MD) this past season.  The 6’3″ point guard, a rising senior, averaged 23 points per game while leading the Rams to a 16-8 record and an appearance in the 4A South Region championship game.  Peters totaled 94 points in three regional playoff games, including 35 points in the 4A South semifinal win.

As a result of his play this year, both in high school and on the AAU circuit (he’s averaging 22 points per game in AAU), Peters is seeing an uptick in the amount of major Division 1 interest he is receiving.

“A lot of schools are looking at me.  Not many have offered, but a lot are showing interest,” Peters said.

Georgetown, Maryland, Virginia and Virginia Tech are among those showing very serious interest.  None have offered, but Peters says he has spoken recently with coaches from all four programs.  He has been invited to attend camp at each of these schools this summer.

Peters averaged 14 points per game his sophomore season.  His game began to pick up last AAU season, though, and he has continued to get better and better throughout the past year.

“My IQ went up,” Peters said.  “I do better things out there.”

Some consider Peters a combo guard, but he says he is a pure point.

“I play point guard,” he said.  “Some put me as a combo guard because of my size, but I’m 100-percent point guard.  I played point for my high school team.  In AAU, I play point.”

Peters added:  “I’m capable of [setting up teammates and scoring].  Whatever my team needs me to do.  Some compare my game to John Wall because I’m fast with the ball and I get to the basket.”

Peters certainly got to the line often last season, averaging almost eight free throw attempts per game.  He made 72.9-percent of his attempts.

This week, the up-and-coming prospect will stack his game up against some of the nation’s best in the NBPA Top 100.  He’s excited to compete against top competition and to learn from former NBA talents.

“It’s going to be a great opportunity,” Peters said.  “I’ve never been to a good camp like this.”

TSL’s Take:  Virginia Tech has not yet