Three Stand Out To Peters

SLU recently offered 2013 wing Alec Peters. He spoke to about the school and his recruitment in general. He says three schools currently stand out.

INDIANAPOLIS, In. -- Although he may not be a household name quite yet, 2013 Peoria Irish wing Alec Peters is having one of the best spring and summers in the Midwest.

The six-foot-eight Peters is known for his outside marksmanship, but is showing that he's more than just a shooter with height.

15 schools have offered him, including three this week. Rice, Saint Louis, and Boston College are the most recent to extend a scholarship after several solid performances at the Adidas Invitational in Indianapolis.

"I knew coming into the spring that I wasn't one of the hottest prospects in my area let alone the country," Peters said. "I wanted to go out and show everything to prove myself so I could be known as one of the best around. I definitely am trying to click on all cylinders and make myself known and get our team to play better."

With such impressive size and outside shooting ability, why has it taken so long for mid and high majors to come calling?

Every player could stand to improve on something, and with Peters, it's likely his strength and ability to work in the post.

When clicking out on the court, though, it's a fun sight to see.

"I'm just trying to make my game all-around," Peters said. "I've been working on little things like passing and ballhandling and always improving my shot."

Although he has 15 offers, there are some that stick out at this point.

"Butler, Illinois State, and Valparaiso, those are the three schools that are standing out to me," Peters said.

SLU hasn't been involved with him for a while, but he'd be a solid replacement for Cody Ellis once he finishes his senior season this upcoming year.

"They only started contacting me about a couple weeks ago," he said. "I talked to coach [Jim] Whitesell a little bit and he was just telling me about how they love to watch me play. . .My head coach at my high school actually has a good relationship with their coaching staff so they knew me, they saw me, and liked me right away. It's a great school and I'm definitely going to have to consider them.

He'll be taking some visits after the July live recruiting period.

"I'm going to sit down after July for a couple days and just look and see what schools are interested," he said. "I'll set up a couple visits and just go from there. . .I think we'll go to Butler again and I'm only about 30 minutes away from Illinois State, so I'll hopefully get a chance to go down there again and play with their guys."

Peters said he would like to commit before the high school season so he can focus on his final year.

Additionally, the main factor in narrowing down his school list will be immediate playing time. Peters noted that he doesn't want to get "recruited over" in subsequent years and would like to see some early minutes.

With his strong summer continuing, don't be surprised to see more offers come his way before a decision is made.

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