Biography: Since being dismissed from Providence prior to the 2010-11 season for violating team rules, Peterson has been trying to make his case for the NBA. After spending time in Greece, he ended up in the NBA Development League with the New Mexico Thunderbirds, averaging 12.8 points and 5.7 rebounds. He has an NBA-ready body and the tools at the offensive end to be a contributor. In his only season at Providence, Peterson averaged 19.6 points and 10.2 rebounds to put him on the radar of NBA teams. His athleticism seems to be exactly what scouts are looking for in terms of the ability to score and rebound. Peterson has a solid mid-range game and has shown the ability to score near the basket as well as on the perimeter. However, Peterson seems to take plays off on the defensive end, though he's made a point of working on his defense leading up to the draft. The college game would have been his best chance to showcase his talents, but Peterson has been working hard to get his name back on the map after his year in the NBDL. He has the skills to be picked in the second round, but his off-court issues may scare off some teams.
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