Peak hearing most from two

Now a junior, L.J. Peak is at a new school in a new part of the country, but he adjustment is going well on and off the court.

The knock on Chicago (Ill.) Whitney Young last year was a lack of playmakers in the backcourt. This season the Dolphins got a huge boost when four-star class of 2014 shooting guard L.J. Peak transferred to the school. The South Carolina native is now starring for Whitney Young and made a big impact in his first game at the school.

Moving from South Carolina to Chicago is a big adjustment, but Peak says it is going well so far.

"It is a pretty difficult school academic wise, but basketball wise it has been a lot of fun," Peak explained.

He says every day in practice it has been an adjustment but he is really getting better.

"We work really hard in practice," Peak explained. "I think I have really improved my shooting and my defense. Going against Paul (White) and Jahlil (Okafor) everyday makes me better and they make me work hard."

Recruiting wise Peak attracted early interest from schools such as Tennessee, South Carolina, Clemson, Georgetown, Marquette, and others, but he says two schools have now picked things up the most.

"Purdue and Ohio State have been talking to me the most," said Peak.

For Peak the job the Buckeyes have done is impressive and it is led by assistant coach Dave Dickerson.

"I have a close relationship with Coach Dave," said Peak. "He is my buddy and they are a good team as well."

Ohio State's Big Ten rival Purdue has also really stepped things up recently.

"Purdue offered me (Thursday) and I really like them," Peak explained. "I don't know much about them yet, but I now they are a good program."

Peak is currently ranked as the No. 46 prospect in the 2014 class. He currently has no timeframe for making a decision and is simply focused on getting better on the court while making strides in the classroom as well.


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