"He committed today," Morton said. "He is basically a hard worker and has really improved his game over the past year.
"He can get to the basket with his dribble and he has really improved his three-point shooting," Morton added.
Peterson, who helped Lincoln High School from Brooklyn, New York claim another PSAL title yesterday at Madison Square Garden in New York City, was a player that was starting to get some significant interest.
"He's been a big part of our success this season," said Morton, who is quickly becoming known as one of the best high school coaches in the country.
It was reported that Iowa was also taking a look at Peterson's skills. Devon has shown us he has a balanced offensive game and is patient too to play in a structured offense. "He does a lot of things to help us win games," Morton said.
It is a solid pickup for the Hofstra basketball program. Hofstra has also signed Canarsie guard Nathaniel Lester, who proved he is a terrific talent too. Lester has the ability to score from anywhere on the court.