adidas Uprising: Lamar Peters
Senior-to-be guard Lamar Peters was one of the breakout performers of the April evaluation periods. Playing for Gregg Holmes’ New Orleans Elite AAU program, Peters shined, especially at the adidas Uprising Dallas event during the first live weekend in April. Peters showed toughness, good vision and the ability to run a team. Shortly after the April evaluation periods, Peter jumped into Scout’s top 100 and he gave Ben Howland and his staff a verbal pledge. On Wednesday with Mississippi State assistant coach Korey McCray, who was the primary recruiter for him, looking on, Peters played at a high-level and proved he may even be a tad under-valued nationally. Peters, a 6-foot-1 guard, is quick and has developed a strong handle. He consistently got by the first line of defense and showed effectiveness in pick and roll situations. A pass first lead guard, Peters looked to create for his teammates. He pushed the break and looked for Cameron Lard running the floor, but also got into the paint in the half court and kicked to teammates for open jumpers or dropped off passes for lay ins. But Peters, a lefty, has more to his game than just facilitating and passing. The four-star guard is a capable shot maker from three and can heat up from long distance. He hit a pair of three-pointers in the win over Basketball University. He also finished at the rim in transition. Mississippi State reeled in an intriguing and promising prospect in Peters, a standout New Orleans (La.) Landry-Walker.
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