WEIGHT: 230 POUNDS
POSITION: POWER FORWARD
PROJECTED DRAFT POSITION: EARLY TO MIDDLE OF SECOND ROUND
PLAYER SUMMARY: One of the best players in college basketball is a virtual unknown to fans. However, he has been on NBA radars for the past 2 season.
Alec Peters was the Horizon League Player of the Year in 2016-17. He won the award despite missing the last month of the season due to a stress fracture in his right leg. The senior averaged 23 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. He was among the nation’s leaders in both categories before he got injured.
At 6’9″, Peters is more of a perimeter player at this stage in his development. He has a sweet shooting stroke. He can hit the 3-point shot with regularity, which is needed on NBA rosters. Peters is a surprisingly good passer and is a much better athlete then he is given credit for. He can attack the rim and finish with contact and is a solid free-throw shooter.
He doesn’t have much of a low-post game. We feel he will be a “stretch-4” at the next level, as he doesn’t have the foot speed to be a small forward. As his stats show, he has been a very good rebounder at the college level. Rebounding is one skill that usually translates to the NBA level.
Peters will be selected in the 2017 NBA Draft. He has been an excellent college player at a mid-major school. That might hurt his draft standing a little bit. However, he has earned comparisons to sharpshooter Ryan Anderson. Peters is likely a second round pick and should earn a roster spot. In a few years, we wouldn’t be surprised if he turned into a valuable rotation player for an NBA team.
BELOW ARE HIGHLIGHTS OF ALEC PETERS
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