"He just went over there a couple of times and he just liked their attitude and the way Mississippi State played and he figured that he would be an immediate help," Isaiah Peterson told Scout.com.
Florida, Alabama, Arkansas and Baylor were also in the mix but none of them had the location that Mississippi State offered. "That was one of the things. He went to camp and didn't do real well away from home," Peterson said. "His family wants to watch him play when he goes to college. The other places would be a long way from home and they wouldn't have the opportunity to see him as much."
Last season, Mr. Basketball in the Magnolia State averaged 23.2 points and shot it from deep at a 45% clip. Not too shabby from behind the arc!
"That's what he does. We know that he's not big enough and strong enough to run thru screens but he's going to come off screens and shoot it."