Peters proves himself at NBPA

Roddy Peters showed up at NBPA Camp with something to prove and he did just that. He left camp as one of the events breakout performers.

Heading into the NBPA Camp, Roddy Peters, a 6-foot-4 point guard out of Forestville (Md.) Suitland, didn't have the same national reputation as majority of the guards participating.

By the time the four-day event was complete, Peters had proven he could compete with the best.

"It was a great opportunity for me," Peters told "Everybody was good, so everybody was competing. I had to compete very hard. I wanted to see how I stacked up with other players nationally. "

"At first I thought I was just trying to hold my own, but as camp went on I got more confident," Peters added. "I thought I stood out."

To go with terrific size for the point guard position, Peters has good speed and strength. He sees the court well, makes good decisions with the ball and can get to the rim.

"I'm a straight point guard but because of my size I can play off the ball and create," Peters said about his game. "On my AAU team me and Nate Britt kind of alternate. In college I want to be a point guard."

Peters said he's at his best when he's able to get out in transition.

. "I just get up and down the court, I'm at best in the full court game when everyone is moving," he said. "My ball handling is pretty good. I can get to the basket pretty good. I need to improve on my shooting. I'm athletic enough to get by."

Peters currently holds scholarship offers from UMass, Xavier, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Cincinnati. Texas, Memphis, Maryland, Georgetown, Clemson and Miami are also showing interest.

"It's going real good right now," Peters said of the recruiting process. "A lot of coaches are calling since it's open and they can call as much as they want me. My phone is blowing up."

"It's still pretty early," he added. "I am going to start narrowing down schools. After my last two tournaments I'm going to narrow it down."

Peters hasn't set any visit dates, but plans to visit Xavier in the near future.

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