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Great day for Steve Alford. Gets Aaron Holiday and Thomas Welsh back at UCLA. Have another loaded recruiting class too.
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Roddy Peters remains one of the most sought after point guards still left on the board.
The 6-foot-4 Peters out of Suitland (Md.) is the Rivals No. 9 point guard in the Class of 2013.
His mother, Jamena Peters, told SNY.tv Tuesday that her son is still planning on visiting UCLA and Kansas even though this weekend’s visit to UCLA was cancelled and Kansas just landed another point guard.
“He’s still going to possibly take the UCLA and Kansas visits,” she said. “UCLA, we don’t have a date yet. It got cancelled [this weekend].”
Jamena said her son would visit Kansas Oct. 19 even though the Jayhawks on Monday landed a commitment from 2013 point guard FRank Mason.
Asked if Kansas had told him they still want Roddy after landing Mason, she said, “Yes, they did.”
He is also considering Rutgers, Georgetown, Maryland and Xavier.
She said she hadn’t necessarily noticed increased interest from Maryland after the Harrison twins committed to Kentucky last week.
“So far it hasn’t been a big deal,” she said. “It’s not a big deal to Roddy. It never really has been.”
After the visits, Peters aims to decide sometime toward the end of October.
“He will make a decision sometime toward the end of the this month,” she said.
**For more on Peters, here’s a great read from ESPN The Magazine.
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.