Roddy Peters Cuts List to Six

After an impressive summer, Maryland point guard prospe t Roddy Peters became one of the fastest-rising prospects in the country. Now six schools remain in the running for his commitment...

One of the most heavily scouted players during the month of July was Roddy Peters. The prospect from Forestville (Maryland) Suitland High School was a force with his AAU team, DC Assault, and picked up scholarship offers from all over the country. Now the 6-foot-3 point guard has cut down his list.

Due to his excellent play during June at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, and then again during the month of July, Peters had interest from all over the country. After talking things over with his family and coaches, only six schools remain in the mix for the fast rising four-star prospect.

"Roddy Peters has narrowed his list down to six schools," said DC Assault AAU coach Damon Handon. "Georgetown, Xavier, Memphis, Rutgers, Maryland, and UCLA are the six schools still involved."

Peters himself broke down all six of the finalists.

The two local schools, Georgetown and Maryland, have put a ton of recent work in with Peters and that helped them make the cut.

"Georgetown, I kept them on the list because they are a local school," said Peters of the Hoyas. "I like their fans and the education is great there. I like them a lot."

About Maryland, he said, "Maryland is a local school and I have a real good relationship with the coaches. Also I like their style of play and they have great fan support."

The other school on the East Coast to make the cut was Rutgers.

"They are a team on a rise in a good conference," said Peters of the Scarlet Knights. "Also I have a good relationship with the coaches, especially Coach David Cox who is recruiting me."

From the Pac-12 conference, the UCLA Bruins tracked Peters all July long and he is intrigued with the school.

"I like their coaches a lot and they produce a lot of pros," he said of the Bruins. "Also they have a great history at UCLA and they have a good style of play."

Then there is Xavier and Memphis, two schools who also were a constant presence at DC Assault's games.

"Xavier is a place where I have a great relationship with the coaches," Peters explained. "Also they are a point guard-oriented team and I like the education aspect."

About Memphis, Peters said, "They are moving to the Big East conference, which is big. Also they have good coaches and a good style of play."

Due to new NCAA rules, Peters can now begin to make official visits, and he knows three schools will get visits for sure.

"I don't know the dates yet, but I will definitely visit UCLA, Xavier, and Memphis coming up," said Peters.

To this point, Peters hasn't been to any of those schools, and when on those trips he will be looking at a few key things.

"I look at how hard they work the guys, the facilities, and just the overall feel I have for the coaches and the campus," Peters explained.

Currently Peters indicates that he has no timeframe for his decision.


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