Peters picking up interest

Suitland High School, in Forestville, Maryland, is located roughly twenty minutes outside of our nation's capital. The school, nestled in Prince George's County, is home to one of the Northeast's better guards. Hawk Hill Hardwood caught up with Suitland head coach George McClure to get the latest on junior guard Roddy Peters.

Roddy Peters, a member of the class of 2013, is a 6'3 point guard for Suitland High School, just outside Washington DC. Peters' high school coach, George McClure broke down his game and his recruitment for Hawk Hill Hardwood on Thursday.

According to McClure, Suitland "suffered some tough losses during the regular season." Entering the playoffs as the 8-seed, however, Suitland made some noise. "In the playoffs, Roddy had a four-game run where he averaged over 30 points and carried us to the regional championship."

At 6'3, Roddy possesses great length, which is something that his coach expounded upon. "Defensively, his strength is his length, that he uses to his advantage against small, quick guards."

On the offensive end, Suitland liked to get up and down the court, and that was due to Roddy's ability to really push the tempo. "Roddy is very creative with the ball," McClure explained. "He's the best open-court player I have ever coached."

For Suitland, Roddy handles point guard duties, but his coach explained that colleges are looking at him to play either on or off the ball. "He is at his best with the ball in his hands though," his coach furthered.

With the high school season now over, Peters, like nearly all high school players, turns his attention to the AAU circuit. On the summer circuit, Peters plays for the famed DC Assault program alongside a plethora of Division 1 recruits.

As for his recruitment, McClure stated that things are "starting to heat up. He has gotten plenty of interest from mid-majors and A-10's, and the majors are starting to call more and more."

According to McClure, the schools currently involved with Roddy are "Maryland, Seton Hall, Saint Joseph's, UMass, VCU, and Miami," with that list coming in no particular order.

One of the schools listed by McClure, Saint Joseph's, is currently actively recruiting the DC area in the class of 2013. In addition to Peters, the Hawks are also currently recruiting forward Kris Jenkins and guard Josh Hart.

McClure had the following to say on the Hawks. "St. Joe's has shown a lot of interest in Roddy, and he is definitely interested in them."

This spring and summer, college coaches will certainly flock, as they always do, to watch DC Assault. In the process, they will get a look at Roddy Peters. With no imminent visit dates set, things still have a long way to go with the talented junior guard before a decision is reached.

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