Omari Peterkin Transfers

Omari Peterkin became one of the hottest commodities last spring and Notre Dame won the battle for the Virgin Islands forward. However, playing time was scarce for the 6-8, 260-pound sophomore so he decided to switch schools.

Boston University has already nabbed a player in Ben Coblyn that also considered bigger name schools such as Tulane and UMass. Now the Terriers have gotten sophomore transfer Omari Peterkin, who left Notre Dame after his freshman campaign.

``I'm looking forward to coming to BU for a fresh start," Peterkin said. "I just don't think Notre Dame was the right place for me. They had a lot of guys and I didn't know how much playing time I was going to get. It wasn't that I couldn't play – it was just the time I had to wait."

Peterkin chose the Terriers over St. Bonaventure after taking a trip to the Olean, N.Y., campus last weekend. He also received interest from Miami, Charleston and Davidson.

``I know I can fit in and help the team out," Peterkin said of his decision to attend BU. "I can be an impact player. Another big factor was that they have a physical therapy program I am interested in majoring in."

The 6-8, 260-pound Peterkin did not play at all for the Irish last season, redshirting after coming over from St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands.

Peterkin, 19, may have been in over his head in the Big East, but he'll be a huge addition for Dennis Wolfe and BU. He was on the Virgin Islands Junior National Team for two years.

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