Posted On: 07/13/18 11:37 PM
A top prospect in Utah’s class of 2020, 6-foot-2 guard Dallin Peterson is a guy that will warrant a lot of attention over the next two years.
He had a nice sophomore season at Cedar, and is in line for better junior year. First though, he’ll have to rehab from injury.
Peterson tore his ACL a month ago at the Southern Utah’s individual camp. He’s rehabbing now and hopes to be back by December for the start of the season.
“Rehab is going good, I’m actually quite a bit ahead of schedule. I’m just hoping as soon as I can get back to doing stuff on my own, I’m going to lift a lot so I can be bigger physically and then I’m going to run a bunch so I can be in the best shape I can possibly be in for the upcoming season,” said Peterson.
“Anything I can work on without putting my knee at risk.”
The injury comes at a time when his recruitment might have started to ramp up. Peterson was just about to head into his 16U summer when it occurred.
He’s heard from college coaches up to this point, but not much.
“Last year Utah talked to me at their camp and old me they were interested. And I know BYU and Utah State have both contacted my coach,” said Peterson.
When the time does come for his recruitment to materialize, college coaches should be happy with what they see from Peterson: skill and leadership.
“My strengths would be shooting the outside shot and then finishing with either hand at the rim really well. And then I can handle it and find the open man,” he said.
“I feel like I help my team out by just being a vocal leader and always communicating and putting everyone in their spots. I’m just a point guard who helps the team as a leader when I can.”
Next summer is when the bulk of recruitment could start up for the class of 2020 guys. For now, Peterson is focused on his game, and getting back on the floor to lead his teammates.
“My sophomore season went good. I played varsity as a freshman and then my sophomore year I came back and was kind of the leader on the team. I tried to always be encouraging to my teammates and make sure they know that I had their backs all the time,” he said.
“Next season, I’m looking forward to being an upperclassmen and being more physically and mentally mature, and being able to help my team even more as I get bigger and stronger and faster.”