Maryland head basketball coach Mark Turgeon has done it again — landing another top-recruit and helping to keep local basketball talent where it belongs.
On Tuesday, Suitland High’s Roddy Peters orally committed to the University of Maryland, becoming the second player of the Terps’ 2013 recruiting class.
Peters, a 6’4, 180-pound point guard, is ranked the second-best player in the state of Maryland and No. 43 overall by ESPN.
Coach Turgeon and the Terps should feel very good about landing Peters, as he was being heavily recruited by Georgetown, Kansas, UCLA, Rutgers, and Xavier. Peters will be become the first Maryland basketball player ever to have played for local powerhouse AAU squad D.C. Assault.
Less than two weeks after missing out on the Harrison twins, Maryland basketball receives the pick-me-up they needed in Peters. He’s a lengthy point guard with a solid work ethic and a hometown dedication to the school and its fans. Not to mention, the threat of a one-and-done floor general for the Terps has drastically decreased. Peters is expected to be a vital part of Maryland’s potential success in 2013-2014 and beyond.
“I wanted to go there since I was younger,” Peters said. “I’ve always been a Maryland fan since Juan Dixon. Then when [assistant coach] Dalonte Hill came, it was like family. I’m grateful and I’m happy.”
“I love Maryland fans, and I know when I get there it’ll be my time to shine,” Peters continued. “When I went to the game and watched Juan Dixon as a kid, the fans where rowdy, and I liked the way [the team] played. Getting to stay local and having fans from the area see me play, I can’t really ask for anything better than that.”
Damn straight, Roddy.