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After Rutgers Visit, UCLA Next for Peters (UPDATED)
Roddy Peters, one of the top point guards in the Class of 2013, visited Rutgers this past weekend and heads to UCLA Oct 5-7.
“He had a great visit,” DC Assault coach Damon Handon told SNY.tv. “He really enjoyed hanging with Jerome [Seagears] and Wally [Judge]. He was impressed with the talent Rutgers has.”
The 6-foot-4 Peters is the Rivals No. 9 point guard in the Class of 2013.
He heads to UCLA Oct. 5-7 along with Oklahoma City point guard Stevie Clark.
Philly Vaux Roberts point guard Rysheed Jordanwas on St. John’s campus this past weekend and heads to UCLA this coming weekend.
Peters is also considering Xavier, Maryland, Georgetown and Kansas, but has no other visits set, Handon said. He has already visited Xavier.
“He’s an old-school combo guard,” Handon said. “He’s crafty, has good size and great vision. He has a high confidence level and a natural feel for the game.
“I think he’s one of the top five guards in the 2013 Class.”
Handon said he expects Peters to decide this fall sometime.
“I believe so,” he said. “He wants to make a decision soon so he can enjoy his senior year.”
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