adidas Gauntlet: Peters has strong showing

DUNCANVILLE, Tex. -- Lamar Paters, a native of Louisiana, was one of the breakout performers at the adidas Gauntlet this past weekend.

College coaches were on the hunt for new, available point guards in the 2016 class this past weekend, so 6-foot guard Lamar Peters picked up a good time to perform well.

Playing for New Orleans Elite, at the adidas Gauntlet event, Peters played with poise and showed his competitive nature. A quick and speedy guard, Peters pushed the tempo, created plays for his teammates and played with energy.

“You can see I’ve been working on my passing,” Peters said. “At my high school we were kind of small and I was playing the two because we had Tyree Griffin, who goes to Oklahoma State now.

“I was used to playing the two and now I’m trying to transition to playing the point guard,” he added.

And Peters, of New Orleans (La.) Landry-Walker, did a good job of that, averaging just over 12 points and 4.5 assists through four games.

A host of college coaches, including Ben Howland and Scott Drew, were in the stands at the Duncanville Fieldhouse watching New Orleans Elite and Peters, who claims a 3.0 GPA.

LSU is looking at me,” Peters told Scout. “MSU, Wake Forest, Baylor, Gonzaga, Tulane, UL-Lafayette and a couple of others.”

According to Peters, all of the schools he mentioned have offered him a scholarship. Peters has yet to set up a visit, but is looking to visit two schools in the near future.

“I know we are setting up a Mississippi State visit and a Baylor visit,” he said.

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