SEABROOK – Two local stars who took the Prince George’s County 4A Division by storm during the 2013-2014 season have an opportunity to shine in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Next week, Tiwian Kendley (Eleanor Roosevelt) and Roddy Peters (Suitland) will be two prospects from the county participating in summer league after stellar seasons at their respective universities.
A former 2013 state champion, Kendley played the past two seasons at Morgan State University and signed an agreement to play for the Washington Wizards summer league team after going undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft.
“First I would like to thank the Washington Wizards for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the Wizards family and continue to further my career,” Kendley said.
Tiwian averaged 26 points per game this past season and is the fastest player in Morgan State history to reach 1,000 career points.
Kendley is the first Morgan State alumni to participate in the NBA Summer League. He will play his first game on July 6 against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Cox Pavilion.
“I couldn’t ask for anything better, and I’m beyond excited,” Kendley said. “Having a chance to play in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas is huge, and it shows your dreams can come true as long as you keep grinding.”
Morgan State head coach Todd Bozeman said he has never had a player like Tiwian out of all the talented players he has coached at the Baltimore school.
“He is different,” Bozeman said. “I had some special players, but he is different.”
Peters will be running with the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA Summer League after one star-studded season at Nicholls State University averaging 19.7 points per game. He was the Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year this past season.
He will be participating in the Pelicans mini-camp from July 2-5 in Metairie, Los Angeles. Peters first game on July 6 against the Toronto Raptors at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Nicholls State University Head Coach Austin Claunch said he is so happy for Peters who came off the bench as a senior at Nicholls State.
“He sacrificed so much over the last two years,” Claunch said. “He took a chance, trusted the process, and now he’s getting what he earned. He was first team all-conference who came off the bench as a senior. Big things are coming his way.”
Before heading to Nicholls State University, Peters pursued his athletic career at the University of Maryland where he originally committed to coming out of high school, then went on and transferred to the University of South Florida before heading to Nicholls State.
Kendley and Peters were Prince George’s foes back in 2013 where Kendley and his Roosevelt squad ended Peters last game at Suitland with a 75-66 loss. Kendley finished with 22 points, and Peters finished with 24 points in his final game as a Ram.