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Maryland prevails with local target

Give Maryland's coaching staff credit for smoothly handling a complex recruiting situation with Roddy Peters and the Harrison twins.

Peters is a promising point guard prospect

Ranked No. 17 by 247Sports, Peters was certainly a coveted prospect for Maryland. He is a local recruit out of District Heights (Md.) Suitland High School and he has always wanted to be a Terrapin.

But Aaron Harrison and Andrew Harrison as a package deal and the No. 2 and No. 3 ranked prospects int he country were the first priority.

Down the stretch of their recruitment, Maryland was in their top two along with Kentucky. Maryland couldn't afford to let Peters commit prior to the twins announcement for fear that Peter's commitment could negatively impact the recruitment of the twins.

Peters patiently waited while the Maryland staff worked diligently to convince Peters that it would be great for him to spend a year playing alongside the Harrison twins or that playing a year alongside Pe'Shon Howard would be great for Peters.

Either way, Peters would be the man to run the show by his sophomore year. Just hold tight and let's see what the twins do.

Peters showed his maturity by sticking with his heart and not letting his ego get bruised by the recruitment of the Harrison twins. Maryland showed their commit to Peters throughout the process and convinced him that there was no reason for his ego to be bruised.

In the end, Peters is at his dream school, and the Terrapins have a five-star point guard recruit.

Roddy Peters breakdown:

Peters caught my eyed during my first scouting trip for 247Sports at the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp. He didn't have the acclaim that other point guards had at the camp, but that was meaningless with the way Peters generally outplayed all his opponents.

At 6-4 and with long arms, Peters consistently got to the rim with deadly change of pace moves. He also showed a feel for scoring in the midrange and making the proper pass on the move. His length and anticipation made him dangerous defensively and allowed him to guard multiple positions.

Throughout the summer, Peters continued to improve and gain confidence, landing in the five-star range in the 247Sports post-summer rankings.

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