Final Look: Lincoln Guard Devon Peterson

Reporter Mike Sullivan outlines the success story that is Devon Peterson ...

It was a grand victory last night for Lincoln High School of Brooklyn, N.Y. Due to a tremendous effort by Devon Peterson, Dwayne "Tiny" Morton's program was able to land another title -- the New York State Federation championship. And the opponent was no easy foe -- Rice High School of New York City.

According to a New York Post story written by Dan Martin, Peterson dropped in 23 points to help Lincoln defeat Rice.

The reporters on this website watched Lincoln play several times over the past month. Peterson was one of the seniors that impressed us the most. Devon, according to Morton, had improved quite a bit over the past year. When points were needed, Peterson stepped up.

"He just does the things you need to win a game," Morton said.

Against Rice, it was being able to produce the necessary points to help the Railsplitters claim a victory.

Peterson will join Canarsie standout Nathaniel Lester next season as a freshman at Hofstra University on Long Island. It appears that Tom Pecora and his staff have done another solid job in re-loading the roster with talented players from New York City.

Hofstra also picked up a commitment this week from former Manhattan Center forward Darren Townes.

But Peterson will give the Hofstra staff more options in the backcourt. He plugs away and is around the ball a lot. "He gets to the basket," Morton said. "And his three-point shooting has improved."

But the most important asset that Morton has described in Peterson's individual game is that Devon does whatever his needed to win a particular game.


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