Peterson Has High Division One Interest

Reporter Mike Sullivan spoke to Notre Dame Prep head coach Bill Barton about Jamine Peterson ...

Jamine Peterson has plenty of raw talent. It's now just a matter of hard work and understanding how the game is properly played that present the biggest challenges for Peterson.

A 6-foot-5 athletic and versatile forward, Peterson has elevated his recruiting status quite a bit over the past year. He is spending this season with respected head coach Bill Barton at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

"He is working on several things in his game," Barton said. "It's all about understanding what to do when someone sets a pick or screen for you. He is going through that adjustment and is getting better."

Peterson, from Brooklyn, New York, spent his afternoon yesterday competing against South Kent School, a program filled with many high division one players. "Greedy" handled himself well and displayed some of his athletic skills with a couple of dunks.

And schools are interested in Peterson. Previously, we reported that Kansas was interested in Jamine. This may have changed. "Kansas did call a while ago," Barton said. "But we haven't heard from them in a while."

But two other schools are working the Peterson recruiting process pretty hard. "Cincinnati and Providence call every week," Barton said. "They are always asking about his progress on and off the court."

Barton acknowledges that Peterson needs to make improvements too in the classroom. "It's hard work," Barton said. "He can be a great college player. He just has to keep working at it."

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