Maryland Basketball: Point Guard Roddy Peters Picks the Terps

Jon HancockSenior Analyst IOctober 16, 2012

Picture by Greg Dohler/The Gazette
Picture by Greg Dohler/The Gazette

Roddy Peters, a 6'4" point guard from District Heights, Maryland, committed to the Maryland Terps Tuesday morning, according to Alex Kline of Peters made his decision after having an in-home visit with Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon Monday.

Peters also attended Maryland's Midnight Madness event last Friday night.

"I wanted to go there since I was younger," Peters told Dave Telep from "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."

Peters final decision came down to Maryland, Xavier, Kansas and Georgetown. He also had offers from UConn, Memphis, UCLA, Rutgers and several other schools.

The 5-star prospect is considered the third-best point guard and the 17th-best player in the 2013 class by says of Peters, "Peters is a combination guard with good size and excellent skill. He is very crafty with the ball and can get to the rim on the break. He runs the floor where he can finish."

Peters averaged 23 points, 5.2 assists and 2.4 steals last year as a junior at Suitland High School.

Maryland was hoping to land Aaron and Andrew Harrison, but when the coveted twins picked Kentucky over the Terps two weeks ago, they shifted their attention to Peters.

Peters joins 4-star big man Damonte Dodd in Maryland's 2013 class. Maryland will also have Michigan transfer Evan Smotrycz and Xavier transfer Dez Wells available for the 2013-14 season.

Now that coach Turgeon picked up a point guard for the 2013 class, he can now focus on the upcoming season and playing Kentucky November 9.