Peters joins Southern Florida

basketballhoopsFormer Maryland guard Roddy Peters has joined the men’s basketball program at the University of South Florida.

As a Maryland freshman last season, the 6-foot-3 Peters averaged 4.1 points and 2.1 assists per game in limited action. The District Heights native appeared in all 32 games while making 10 starts. Peters won Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week honors on Dec. 16 after scoring a career-high 14 points in his first conference game at Boston College.

“Roddy is talented guard with great court vision,” said USF head coach Orlando Antigua. “He’s a selfless player who is long and athletic and has the potential to be a great defender.”

A five-star prospect out of Suitland High School, Peters was the 19th ranked overall player and third-ranked point guard by Per NCAA transfer guidelines, he will have to sit out the upcoming season and will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2015-2016 campaign.

Peters turned down offers from various Division I schools including Kansas, Memphis, Rutgers and UCLA for a chance to play in his backyard at Maryland. The College Park campus is located just 15 miles away from Peters’ Prince George’s County home.

While in high school, Peters made official visits to Xavier and Rutgers and took unofficial visits to Maryland and Georgetown. During his junior campaign, Peters averaged 23 points, 5.2 assists and 2.4 steals per game at Suitland but saw his recruiting skyrocket during the summer after playing for the nationally acclaimed D.C. Assault AAU program.

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