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Hokies Pursue Maryland Guard Roddy Peters

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We take a look at another potential recruit and Maurice Kirby's transfer.

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Another name to keep an eye on as spring basketball recruiting marches on is Maryland point guard Roddy Peters.


Peters is one of three Terrapins that announced their intentions to transfer after the conclusion of a 17-15 (9-9 ACC) season, Maryland's final year competing in the ACC before moving to the Big Ten.

In his freshman campaign, Peters averaged 4.1 PPG, 2.1 Assists and 1.3 RPG in 15.1 minutes per contest. He shot 40.7% (50 of 123) from the floor and his best performance of the season came in a win over Boston College when Peters posted 14 points.

The 6'4" Peters was a highly sought after recruit coming out of Suitland High School in Maryland. 247Sports rated him the No. 4 point guard in the class of 2013 while the ESPN100 ranked him No. 43 prospect in the nation and listed Peters as the top player in the state of Maryland.

Peters chose the Terps over scholarship offers from Rutgers, UCLA, Kansas, Georgetown and Xavier among others.

The Hokies have already amassed quite the collection of shooting guards, but Buzz Williams would like to add a point guard in this class if possible to help with depth. Currently, Tech has only sophomore Devin Wilson and redshirt freshman Malik Mueller at the point.

A transfer would also help balance out the classes and prevent a large group of players graduating at the same time down the line.

Maurice Kirby To Transfer

Freshman center Maurice Kirby announced that he would transfer to Coffeyville Community College in Kansas.

The 6'9" Arizona native will be eligible to play immediately at the junior college and plans to transfer to another division one school after his time there.

Kirby found himself buried on the depth chart at Tech first behind Joey van Zegeren and Trevor Thompson, now behind van Zegern and freshman signee Satchel Pierce.

As a senior at Basha High School in Chandler, AZ Kirby averaged 15.6 PPG and 11.5 rebounds and was named first team all-region as well as team MVP.