Prospect Spotlight: Peter Erickson (2020)

Grassroots
Washington

Posted On: 02/15/18 6:58 PM

There’s no denying that Peter Erickson is one of the Evergreen State’s top young prospects, and the 6-foot-6 shooting guard could see his recruitment begin to swell over the next six months.

The Enumclaw product is currently the 2nd-ranked prospect in Washington’s 2020 class, and we recently caught up with the good-sized wing, who defined his skill-set, and just what it is that makes him a great young prospect.

“I’m a good shooter, that’s more of my specialty. But, also, I can create my own shots; like off-the-dribble, dribble pull-ups, attacking the basket. I’m a good ball-handler and bring the ball up the court a lot. So, shooting, handles and creating my own shot are my strengths,” said Erickson.

“I see myself as a point guard and shooting guard, just whatever the team needs, so either way.”

The Hornets have punched their ticket to the Tacoma Dome and will spend their immediate future trying to navigate their way through the state tourney.

“I’ve been playing good,” said Erickson. “My role on the team is to score and play good defense.”

Though right now a state title is the goal. Soon, he’ll shift his focus to what will be an important 16U offseason. Last spring and summer he played with FOH; Erickson will play with Washington Supreme this offseason.

Eastern Washington has already offered the young sharpshooter. Seattle U, Portland, San Diego and Pepperdine are recruiting him. He’s heard some from Washington State and Oregon State — at the very least, they’re aware of him.

Erickson says he’s excited to maximize his exposure this offseason with Washington Supreme, an Under Armour Association squad.

“Now, every tournament will be a national tournament with all the coaches from around the country watching me, so it’ll be good. Just a lot more exposure and a better teams and really good competition,” said Erickson.

“This summer, I’d like to pick up some major D1 offers, like Washington and Pac-12 schools — just bigger opportunities like that.”