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NBPA Camp: Roddy Peters Spotlight
The Washington D.C. area is arguably the best in the country for producing basketball talent. One of the top guards is Roddy Peters. Hailing from Forestville (Md.) Suitland High School, Peters is looking to show off his skills at the NBPA Top 100 Camp. At 6-foot-4, Peters has the ability to play both on the ball and off the ball as a shooting guard. However naturally he is best as a point guard, and Peters is trying to show everyone what kind of lead guard he can be. "My coach, Eddie Jordan, has prepared me," said Peters of playing point guard. "I play the point guard for my school team, but on my AAU team I know sometimes I will play point and sometimes I won't. This camp is showing me that I can play the point at all times." During the NBPA Top 100 Camp, Peters hopes to show he can compete against anybody. "On my AAU team I have always done well, so now I want to see how I can do at a camp not playing with a regular team," said Peters. "I want to see how good I can do at the point guard position." Recruiting wise Peters has a long list of schools showing him significant attention. "Tennessee, Illinois, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Xavier, Rutgers, Providence, Maryland, Georgetown," listed Peters. Rutgers has recruited a lot of kids from the D.C. Assault AAU program in the past, and that gives Peters some comfort with the school. "I like that they are in the Big East, and they aren't too far from home," said Peters of Rutgers. "They have a good connection to D.C. Assault with Wally Judge and Jerome Seagears. I grew up with them, and playing on the same team as them would be a great opportunity." When it comes to the local schools Maryland and Georgetown, Peters says both are becoming more involved in his recruitment. "Maryland was my dream school when I first started," said Peters. "Maryland was on me hard, but I know they have a good chance at the Harrison twins and I can respect that. Georgetown was recruiting me heavy and then kind of faded away, but recently I went to their open gym and they started recruiting me more. It is good to have the local schools after me." A newer school on Peters' list is Xavier. New assistant coach Mike Pegues has made him a priority since taking the job. "I was talking to Coach Pegues when he was at Delaware, but now that he is at Xavier it is just a better opportunity for me," he explained. "I think I could do real good with that team and in that conference." Upcoming Peters plans to make visits to Virginia, Virginia Tech, Georgetown, and Xavier. Even with those trips coming up, Peters is keeping an open mind in his recruitment. "I told all of the schools recruiting me that I am open," said Peters. "I don't want to show any favorites because then some schools wouldn't recruit me." When it does come time for the three-star guard to make a decision, he knows what he will be looking for in a school. "Really I look for a good situation," Peters explained. "I want me and the coach to have a real good relationship and to find a place where I can grow on and off the court."
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